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Id: 50708
Status: resolved
Worked: 15 min
Priority: 0/
Queue: Catalyst-Authentication-Credential-Authen-Simple

Owner: jlmartinez [...]
Requestors: frequency [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.05
Fixed in: 0.06

Subject: Missing Copyright Information
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Hi: While packaging your module, for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem to mention copyright information (in particular, the names + information of the copyright holders and years of copyright). 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: 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 On behalf of the Debian Perl Team
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Hello, I would like to put the copyright information in the module POD, so everyone can consult it. Do you have an example of a module that has the correct information (or the information you need)? Best Regards, Jose Luis Martinez
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Hello, I uploaded v 0.06 with a copyright statement in the COPYRIGHT section of the POD. Is this what you were looking for? Is there anything missing? Best Regards, Jose Luis Martinez
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Hi Jose: It looks great! Thanks! I'm adding this back to libcatalyst-modules-perl (it was removed due to the copyright issue), so it will thankfully stay in the next release. Cheers, Jonathan

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