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Subject: Missing Copyright Information
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Hi: While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that your module doesn't seem to mention copyright information (though it does mention that it is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself, which is good). In Debian we need copyright/license information for all of the packages we upload. Could you give us (replying to this bug report is fine): years of copyright, copyright holders' names, copyright holders' e-mail addresses. Unfortunately without this information we cannot upload it. This is more than just a Debian issue. I'm not a lawyer, but it's my understanding that both copyright and licensing information is vital for the continued success of open source software. Copyright is what allows you to assert a license, and a license is what ensures open source remains open source, and that users can make use of your software. A great article discussing some of this is "What is Copyleft?" by Richard Stallman: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/ Thanks for releasing your work to the CPAN. I apologize in advance for the noise, as I understand that the last thing most authors want to deal with is legal administrivia like this. I do hope, however, that you could (in your continued generosity) help us with this request. Please also consider adding these statements to your code/package README, since we must distribute some evidence of copyright information if it is not in the source package itself. Cheers, Jonathan Yu On behalf of the pkg-perl team
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On Sat Aug 29 21:19:37 2009, FREQUENCY wrote: Show quoted text
> Hi: > > While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that your module > doesn't seem to mention copyright information (though it does mention > that it is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself, which is good). > > In Debian we need copyright/license information for all of the packages > we upload. Could you give us (replying to this bug report is fine): > years of copyright, copyright holders' names, copyright holders' e-mail > addresses. Unfortunately without this information we cannot upload it. > > This is more than just a Debian issue. I'm not a lawyer, but it's my > understanding that both copyright and licensing information is vital for > the continued success of open source software. Copyright is what allows > you to assert a license, and a license is what ensures open source > remains open source, and that users can make use of your software. A > great article discussing some of this is "What is Copyleft?" by Richard > Stallman: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/ > > Thanks for releasing your work to the CPAN. I apologize in advance for > the noise, as I understand that the last thing most authors
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> with is legal administrivia like this. I do hope, however, that you > could (in your continued generosity) help us with this request. Please > also consider adding these statements to your code/package README, since > we must distribute some evidence of copyright information if it is not > in the source package itself. > > Cheers, > > Jonathan Yu > On behalf of the pkg-perl team


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