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Subject: Missing Copyright Information
Hi: While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem to mention copyright information (it does have authorship information, but it would be preferable to also have information about copyright holders, years of copyright and so forth). Copyright/license information is needed in order for us (and others) to be able to legally distribute the software. Could you please give us (replying to this bug report is fine): years of copyright, copyright holders' names, copyright holders' e-mail addresses (if appropriate). 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 gives others the rights to use and re-distribute 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
This has been resolved with assistance from current maintainer t0m. http://dev.catalystframework.org/svnweb/Catalyst/revision?rev=13634 On Sun Oct 03 15:58:57 2010, JAWNSY wrote:
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> Hi: > > While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem > to mention copyright information (it does have authorship information, > but it would be preferable to also have information about copyright > holders, years of copyright and so forth). > > Copyright/license information is needed in order for us (and others) to > be able to legally distribute the software. Could you please give us > (replying to this bug report is fine): years of copyright, copyright > holders' names, copyright holders' e-mail addresses (if appropriate). > > 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 gives others the rights > to use and re-distribute 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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