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  • Is there an appropriate public forum to ask questions about Artistic 2? Is there a FAQ?

    You mention answering questions [blogs.com]. Is there any record of the question and answer session?

    I ask, because the mailing list you mentioned in your announcement has been inactive for 4 years. And the questions asked in the comments [perl.org] section of your announcement have gone unanswered. As have the questions I asked [google.com] on perl6-internals mailing list back in October.

    I don't understand the need for the compilation copyright. But I

    • The perl6-licenses list is dead, please subscribe to artistic2 {at} perl {dot} org. Or, just follow the mailing list archives [perl.org]. I'll try to move all the answers to these kinds of questions there. (And if you see questions of this sort in other blogs or forums, I'd appreciate it if you'd post a link to that list so I don't miss them.)
  • I also have some unresolved questions, mostly because I'm unsure where an appropriate place to raise them is.

    For example, we have Perl modules now that link to GPL or LGPL libraries. I gather current this is fine because we create these modules as seperate programs and they never really get "linked" as such.

    But if the new Perl 6 world allows compilation (as I gather it does) what does this mean for the dozens of modules that wrap GPL or LGPLed libfoo modules.

    Is there a giant Perl 6 Licensing FAQ somewhere?
  • 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
    • 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