License tag for perl modules

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Sat Aug 11 05:18:27 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 12:56 -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Hi,
> So there was a question about licenses for one of my perl rpms in
> Fedora, and I asked Tom Callaway about it.  He explained that the
> correct tag for my module, as well as any that are distributed 'under
> the same terms as perl itself' is:
> License: GPL+ or Artistic

"under the same time as perl" doesn't mean "GPL+ or Artistic", but
indirects licensing to another package ("perl") - Consider what happens
if "perl" should change to a completely different license.


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