License tag for perl modules

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Sat Aug 11 12:25:26 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 07:14 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 12:05 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> > >>>>> "RN" == Robin Norwood <rnorwood at> writes:
> > 
> > RN> So you may want to update the license field as you go (Not
> > RN> blindly, of course...there are probably exceptions).
> > 
> > I think there may be a few modules out there which are Artistic
> > _only_, which it seems makes them unacceptable for Fedora.  I honestly
> > had no clue that the artistic license was considered non-free until
> > spot started the recent licensing work.
> The fundamental question would be: Is this consideration applicable at
> all?
> Consider: Most perl packages are scripts and not linked against
> anything. They "use" other packages.

So, its only applicable for those items which are only "Artistic" 1.0,
not for anything dual licensed, and not for anything which
Requires/BuildRequires something "Artistic" 1.0.


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