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[PATCH] perlreftut: change distribution conditions

Brendan O'Dea
September 4, 2003 01:47
[PATCH] perlreftut: change distribution conditions
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On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 10:36:19AM -0700, Kevin Carlson wrote:
>Yes, this change is fine with us.

Excellent, many thanks for your assistance.


>On Monday, September 1, 2003, at 04:55  AM, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>>On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 12:51:16PM -0700, Kevin Carlson wrote:
>>>Here's what it comes down to with Mark-Jason's article: We (TPJ and 
>>>Media LLC) are not going to put any restrictions at all on it, except
>>>to request attribution. Here's a quote from my upcoming editorial in
>>>the next issue of TPJ, which I hope explains everything:
>>>"Back in summer of 1998, TPJ published the article "Just the FAQs:
>>>Understand References Today," by Mark-Jason Dominus, that examined the
>>>new Perl 5 references feature, which is fundamental to managing
>>>complicated, structured data. Eventually, the article became the basis
>>>for the perlreftut man page and an important part of Perl's core
>>>Like you, we think that chopping up established Perl documentation is
>>>bad for the language and bad for the community--and it's not the way
>>>things ought to be done. That's why the article should remain as part
>>>of the documentation.
>>>In this spirit, we want to ensure that the article is freely available
>>>for your use whenever Perl references are discussed. So if you want to
>>>use this article for whatever purposes, feel free to do so without
>>>having to ask permission from the CMP lords and lawyers that be, or
>>>even us lowly editors. All that we ask is that you acknowledge
>>>Mark-Jason's contribution and include the attribution:
>>>"Reprinted courtesy The Perl Journal ( and CMP
>>>Media LLC."
>>>We hope this will keep useful information accessible to Perl users 
>>>now and in the future."
>>>And by the way, Brendan, you can quote me on any of this. This is
>>>information I want people to know. Don't feel shy about forwarding 
>>>to whoever needs to hear it, or posting it publicly.
>>Thanks Kevin,
>>The following minimal suggested change to the documentation is cribbed
>>from the perlfaq distribution terms.
>>If this is acceptable the change can be submitted to perl5-porters for
>>inclusion into the distribution.

--- perlreftut.pod.orig	2003-09-01 21:11:16.000000000 +1000
+++ perlreftut.pod	2003-09-01 21:14:51.000000000 +1000
@@ -503,29 +503,25 @@
 Author: Mark Jason Dominus, Plover Systems (C<>)
 This article originally appeared in I<The Perl Journal>
 ( ) volume 3, #2.  Reprinted with permission.  
 The original title was I<Understand References Today>.
 =head2 Distribution Conditions
 Copyright 1998 The Perl Journal.
-When included as part of the Standard Version of Perl, or as part of
-its complete documentation whether printed or otherwise, this work may
-be distributed only under the terms of Perl's Artistic License.  Any
-distribution of this file or derivatives thereof outside of that
-package require that special arrangements be made with copyright
+This documentation is free; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+under the same terms as Perl itself.
 Irrespective of its distribution, all code examples in these files are
 hereby placed into the public domain.  You are permitted and
 encouraged to use this code in your own programs for fun or for profit
 as you see fit.  A simple comment in the code giving credit would be
 courteous but is not required.
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