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Re: Automake: use of modified Perl modules & GPL

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Automake: use of modified Perl modules & GPL
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 22:54:55 -0600 (MDT)

    Unless specifically stated in the module itself, core modules are licensed
    under the same terms as Perl itself, i.e. you may use either the GPL or
    the AL, whichever suits your needs best.

Someone pointed out that the statement of CPAN policy could be made
more explicit by changing a couple of words.  If you are one of the
maintainers of CPAN, would you please raise the idea?

Also, for the sake of eliminating doubt, I urge the maintainers of
CPAN to adopt a policy that each module must explicitly state its
license or licenses.  Even if this is only applied for new and updated
modules, over time it would do a lot of good.

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