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Shlomi Fish (918)

Shlomi Fish
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I'm a hacker of Perl, C, Shell, and occasionally other languages. Perl is my favourite language by far. I'm a member of the Israeli Perl Mongers, and contribute to and advocate open-source technologies. Technorati Profile [technorati.com]

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Saturday May 17, 2008
04:31 PM

PerlBuildSystem (PBS) is now FOSS

[ #36456 ]

Got no Google, got no email, got no love - gotta blog!

I met Nadim (NKH) on Freenode's #perl, and he seemed very pleasant. I told him how I heard everybody got a kick out of his App::Asciio graphics app. Then when visiting his CPAN page, I noticed that he's the author of PerlBuildSystem, which had been released under a problematic "not-for-military-use" licence, which sparked an active discussion on module-authors back at the time.

I asked Nadim if he can make it non-restricted, and he said that he could. So he uploaded a new version under the Artistic License 2.0, which is the Parrot licence, is FOSS, and is GPL-compatible. W00t! Nadim++.

He also said that he is working on a heavily improved version, for which he uses git, and should be released sometimes. I'm contemplating converting my homepage from a really-funky GNU make configuration to something more decent, and now that PBS is unrestricted I may take a look.

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