[Fedora-packaging] combining code from GPLv2 and Artistic (Perl)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Sep 4 21:32:40 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 17:06 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> I'm working on packaging perl-RT-Client-REST, a Perl module from CPAN.  
> It claims to be under the Perl license (GPL+ or Artistic) except for 
> one class, RT::Client::REST, which it claims is under the GPL since 
> the author copied those bits from RT, which is in fact under GPLv2 
> according to the web site: http://code.bestpractical.com/project/RT (Request Tracker)
> Should the License tag be:
> License: (GPL+ or Artistic) and GPLv2
> or just:
> License: GPLv2

IANAL, but I suspect that the combined work would be considered GPLv2,
since Artistic 1.0 is non-free (and thus, GPL incompatible).


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