Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#710 closed defect (fixed)

share/doc/perlopref.pod missing author/license

Reported by: dam Owned by: azawawi
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: downstream Version: 0.48
Keywords: licensing Cc:



It seems share/doc/perlopref.pod is missing any licensing and authorship information. Tracing the SVN logs, it looks like a copy of, although even there there is no license.

This file is not distributable as it is. Ideally, it shall include information about author(s), copyright holder(s), years of copyright and license.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

  • Owner set to azawawi
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

I sent an email to the maintainer (Chas Owens) asking him to add a license. Once he replies we can use the following command to update it:

<$PADRE_TRUNK\Padre> perl ..\tools\

If you also empty the file, it will work. Deleting it will cause F2 functionality to stop working for Perl 5 documents.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

  • Priority changed from major to critical

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

  • Component changed from editor to downstream

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

Great news!

From Chas Cowens (by email), "...The intended license is the same as Perl: Artistic or
GPLv1 (or later). I will add some licensing files to the GitHub? repo
today or tomorrow; hopefully that will clear up any licensing issues..."

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by dam


What about authorship/copyright?

an ideal boilerplate looks like.

Copyright <years> <holder>

You may ..... <license text>

Many thanks!

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by azawawi

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

Fixed in r9082

Please re-open if you find something missing.

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