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Id: 57317
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Chart-Clicker

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Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: JAWNSY [...] cpan.org
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Severity: Important
Broken in:
  • 2.61
  • 2.62
  • 2.63
Fixed in: 2.60



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 mention licensing information). This is a regression that was introduced post-2.60, probably due to use of an automatic POD generator (and the fact that a corresponding COPYRIGHT section does not exist in Clicker.pm). 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
Fixed in 2.64


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