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Re: At what point is the coding more yours?

by mirod (Canon)
on Dec 07, 2000 at 21:44 UTC ( #45546=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to At what point is the coding more yours?

Perl and a lot of Perl code, especially modules, uses the Artistic License: in a nutshell (IANAL) you can do what the heck you want with the code, modifying it, extracting pieces of it for your own usage, charging people for it, anything as long as you don't call modified versions the same as the original and distribute them without the author's consent.

The standard header for that kind of code is:

# Copyright (c) 2000 belize # All rights reserved. # # This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or # modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Of course basic courtesy would dictate giving due credit to the author.

As for other code, you really have to read the license.

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Re: Re: At what point is the coding more yours?
by davorg (Chancellor) on Dec 08, 2000 at 13:51 UTC

    One small clarification. By using the form of words that you suggest above (which is what I use in all of my code) you're allowing your code to be licensed under either the Artistic License or the FSF's GPL.


    "Perl makes the fun jobs fun
    and the boring jobs bearable" - me

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