|CC:||Damian Conway <DCONWAY [...] CPAN.org>, debian-perl [...] lists.debian.org|
|Subject:||Devel::Callsite: Missing Copyright and License?|
|Date:||Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:05:49 +0200|
|To:||bug-Devel-Callsite [...] rt.cpan.org|
|From:||Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil [...] debian.org>|
Hi I'm currently updating the Var-Pairs module in Debian written by Damian Conway, which introduces a new dependency on your module Devel::Callsite. So while preparing the package for Devel::Callsite I noticed that it doesn't seem to mention any copyright nor 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: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. Regards, Salvatore, On behalf of the Debian Perl Team
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