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Artistic License 2.0 public review

posted by jesse on 2006.04.20 16:01   Printer-friendly
Allison writes "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 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.

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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  • An overview of the major differences would be nice. Is that available somewhere?
    • See if this [perlfoundation.org] tells you what you want to know.
      • Not really. I could read both versions and try to find out the differences myself. I'd probably do that if I were interested in the precise juridical details.

        But as a programmer who just wants to pick a license, and who has used Artistic v1 before, I'd like to see some overview of changes -- only changes.

        These notes are helpful, but refer to v2 only.
    • I've answered on the Artistic 2.0 review mailing list [perl.org]. (I'm accumulating the questions and answers in one place so people can find them.)