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Subject: Test data missing license information
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Hi Jerrad, While packaging your module XML::RSSLite for Debian, I noticed that the files t/journal.rss and t/sampleRSS.xml have copyright information but not *license information*. Copyright/license information is needed in order for us (and others) to be able to legally distribute the software. Please could you change these files to other files where we can establish clear and unambiguous years of copyright, copyright holders' names, copyright holders' e-mail addresses (if appropriate) AND licensing information. 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. Cheers, Nicholas Bamber On behalf of the Debian Perl Team


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