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Re: [perl #43037] Bad license in perl distribution

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Jonathan Stowe
May 23, 2007 12:27
Re: [perl #43037] Bad license in perl distribution
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On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 06:49 -0700, (via RT) wrote:

> The perl-5.8.8 distribution contains vms/vms.c, which in turn contains
> a section that is licensed under the following terms:
>   Copyright (C) 1989-1994 by
>   Mark Pizzolato - INFO COMM, Danville, California  (510) 837-5600
>   Permission is hereby  granted for the reproduction of this software,
>   on condition that this copyright notice is included in the reproduction,
>   and that such reproduction is not for purposes of profit or material
>   gain.
>   27-Aug-1994 Modified for inclusion in perl5
>               by Charles Bailey
> This is not compatible to the GPL or the Artistic License. Please try
> to get the permission from Mark Pizzolato to distribute this code
> under the perl license.

A cursory search would seem to indicate that there are multiple
different versions of the original file under apparently different

Specifically the version distributed with ctags is already GPL'd.

Would it do to replace the version we have with one of the GPL'd ones
and then reapply the original changes?


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