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  • Well, the terms of Perl itself include the "or (at your option) any later version" clause.
    I have no idea what Linus means, as I don't follow that discussion, but I do interpret the phrase in Perl's license as "whatever changes in Perl's license, you're free to choose the version you like best".

    So it's impossible to get worse for you.
    • Except the "you" who is free to choose is the user, not the author.
      • Well, that's what I meant. Wasn't that clear?

        What I ment was that you as a user are free to upgrade any module you used before because the license that it comes under can't ever get worse for you, as you're free to choose which one applies.
        • My appologies. What I was trying to say is that the user might be free to choose a license I disagree with (how would I know, I'm giving them the right to choose anything the FSF ever calls the GPL).