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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This is quite a serious issue (especially considering that the licence for Perl 6 / Parrot is yet to be definitively clarified). I haven't read yet a clear summary of what are the problems with the Apache 2 license -- I know it's OSS-approved, and GPL-incompatible, and not much more.
    • Recalling the whole "ipf" vs "pf" fiasco (which actually resulted in the really cool "pf" being created), I suspect the argument is with these two paragraphs:

      * 4. The names "Apache" and "Apache Software Foundation" must
      *    not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
      *    software without prior written permission. For written
      *    permission, please contact apache@apache.org.
      *
      * 5. Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache",

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      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • I was under the impression was with the patent clause; which I quote:
        "If You institute patent litigation against any entity (including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that the Work or a Contribution incorporated within the Work constitutes direct or contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to You under this License for that Work shall terminate as of the date such litigation is filed."
        I also wonder what are the license compatibility issues (notably for mod_perl 2.)