Ticket #649 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

What is the license of the Padre (Standalone) executable?

Reported by: szabgab Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.47
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Padre, the package uploaded to CPAN is licensed under the "perl license" and includes a few other types of licenses.

Padre Standalon the downloadable executable includes all kinds of code. eg the newly added Format::Human::Bytes is GPL only.

Can we still license that package under the "perl license"?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

"Perl license" is also not really clear, with Perl itself and with Padre.

The About box says "same terms as Perl 5"
The GPL version included with Padre (currently) is GPL v1.

"man perlgpl" gives out GPL v2, while "perl --version" does not say anything about different versions of the GPL (this is for Perl 5.10.1 on Ubuntu).

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

I am not a lawyer, but if Format::Human::Bytes is GPL-only, then it may problematic to use it as a library while keeping the current Padre licensing.

otoh, Format::Human::Bytes was written by Sewi, maybe we can convince him to change the licensing terms.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

I just saw that the issue of the library mentioned above has already been solved:
http://search.cpan.org/dist/Format-Human-Bytes/lib/Format/Human/Bytes.pm

The license terms are now the same as for Perl 5, great.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by azawawi

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Padre does not use it anymore. It is inside in 0.95+.

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