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Id: 69832
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: KiokuDB-Cmd

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Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: tim [...] retout.co.uk
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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.03
Fixed in: (no value)



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While packaging KiokuDB-Cmd for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem to mention either copyright or license information. 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, Tim Retout on behalf of the Debian Perl Team


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