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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I also think this is a great idea (and have suggested such a thing more than once.)

    But I would like to see this be more clear about the fact that it is an abomination (and therefore modules are not supported unless explicitly labeled as such.) The "Report bugs" link does take you through David, so presumably he'll be handling this :-)

    In general, the implicit open-source support policy is pretty straightforward: "if you're using an old version, too bad." Backporters and some authors might be exceptions to

    • In general, the implicit open-source support policy is pretty straightforward: "if you're using an old version, too bad."

      Commercial software pretty much works this way too and it's explicit (upgrade or don't call us). Oracle likes to use the term desupported. They have one extra clause where they will often sell you additional support for an old version at such outlandish rates that upgrading doesn't seem so bad by comparison. But when you don't charge anything, it's hard to mirror this model. :)

      • But it seems to me that chromatic is somewhat mirroring this model. He says that you have to upgrade or you're unsupported. But technically old versions are supported in that you have source code and can do what you want. However he'll charge you in time and energy if you use that option - if you wish to take advantage of that option it will be your time and your energy that you spend, and he'll do nothing to help you share the result with anyone else.

        • That's a clever use of the term "support" -- I like it, but fear many people might find it confusing.

          I do help backporters share their results with other people, however. That's why I choose a copyleft license.