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Artistic License 2.0 public review

Allison Randal
April 23, 2006 16:40
Artistic License 2.0 public review
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Part of the Perl 6 RFC process in 2000 identified the need to update  
the Artistic License (RFCs 211 and 346). From 2000-2001, a group of  
interested Perl users on the perl6-licenses mailing list (http:// worked on a first draft  
of an updated Artistic License. In 2003, The Perl Foundation started  
an extensive review process with independent legal counsel and with a  
representative sample of companies and organizations who use and  
distribute Perl. We're starting the final stage now: a public review  
open to all.

The goal of the license update is to preserve Larry Wall's original  
intent, while making the meaning clearer both to lawyers and to  
users. We've also added a Contributor License Agreement to document  
the relationship between contributors, users, and TPF. You'll find  
the latest drafts of the Artistic 2.0 and the Contributor License  
Agreement in the legal section of the TPF website (http://

If you have any questions or comments, or just want to follow the  
conversation, please subscribe to the mailing list by sending a  
message to artistic2-subscribe {at} perl {dot} org.

After 5 years of work, we're excited to reach this point. Thanks to  
everyone who contributed along the way!

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