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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Garick (6884) on 2006.04.26 12:34 (#47438)
    Is a fundamental problem wiht Public Domain code a Problem and ALv2 that I don't understand ? I understand there might be legal issues with PD code that don't arise with MIT licensed code, but is there is implication that Public Domain code is unacceptable? This may sound like an odd question, but ... If so, will that limit the ability to incorperate code say writen by employees or contractors of U.S. Government since the U.S. Government can not by law assert a copyright? (and the writer is not be able to assert copyright either.) Garick
    • No, there isn't a fundamental problem with public domain code and AL2. Public domain code can always be included in anything. (That's the whole point of the public domain.)

      I think you're referring to the problem with having Pugs be public domain and then become the production implementation of Perl 6? The problem there is not that we can't include public domain code in AL2 code, the problem is that if all of Perl 6 (or even 90% of it) is available as public domain, then there's nothing to stop an unscrup