Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#811 closed defect (not relevant)

possibly copyrighted work without a license (share/languages/perl5/perlapi_current.yml)

Reported by: dam Owned by: dam
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: downstream Version: 0.53
Keywords: copyright Cc:


While preparing Debian packages of Padre 0.53, I noticed the file share/languages/perl5/perlapi_current.yml which looks like a copyrighted work, but lacks both copyright notice and license.

I could omit this file from the package, but it seems quite useful to have it :)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by dam

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

I got a reply from tsee:

  • The information is extracted from perl core's pod/perlapi.pod.
  • That is (obviously) distributed under the same terms as perl itself.
  • The actual YAML file is generated by my Perl::APIReference module which is also licensed "same as perl". (I know you packaging people don't like this licensing, sorry.)
  • Perl::APIReference is also the program that extracts the info from a pod/perlapi.pod file.

So, (IANAL) I'd say the file in question is (c) Larry Wall and a cast of thousands because its contents are.

I'll add the copyright/licensing from Perl to the file, then update the copyright/licensing summary in the package.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by azawawi

  • Resolution set to not relevant
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Since padre 0.94 is in Debian sid. I think this is not relevant anymore.

Thanks :)

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