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Id: 53111
Status: resolved
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Queue: Test-PerlTidy

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Broken in: 20070911
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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 (even though it does have licensing information). 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 On behalf of the Debian Perl Team
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On Sat Dec 26 10:18:40 2009, FREQUENCY wrote: Show quoted text
> Hi: > > While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem > to mention copyright information (even though it does have licensing > information). > > 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 > On behalf of the Debian Perl Team
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