perl status update

Mark Ellis mark.uzumati at virgin.net
Sun Dec 23 04:37:33 PST 2001


On 2001.12.21 02:07 Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee wrote:
> Yo,
> 
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 10:59:21PM +0000, Mark Ellis wrote:
> > Actually I was asking about this a little while ago, in November I
> > believe. The perl alfs was basically unlicensed, ie there wasn't one to
> 
> > speak of. Neven said he thought the BSD was going to be used, Matthias,
> 
> > suggested the GPL for more protection, so as Neven was the only
> original
> > author who piped in and didn't seem sure i said i'd put in the GPL,
> though
> > that hasn't occured yet. Since then David (Siegel) said he's fine with
> the
> > GPL. Just to be certain i'll email direct everyone i can to get an
> > 'official' response before doing anything, only problem is I haven't
> heard
> > Brian Dumm or Jesse Tie Ten Quee around recently, i know Jesse was
> > disappearing.
> 
> Yes, it's my fault i never released the perl alfs with a license.  I was
> uncertain about the views of a few ppl that contributed code and either
> way, never did another release. (allthough later on, i did get a
> confirmation from everyone in one way or another)
> 
> But we have all had many long conversations and discussions about the
> official license ALFS material would be under.  We agreed on a BSD
> license.
> 
> So, the old perl alfs material should all be under the BSD; Everyone
> that had contributed code towards it had agreed upon this.
> 
> Myself, Gerard Beekmans, Bryan Dumm, David Siegel and Neven Has were the
> only ones to touch the perl alfs, afiak.
> 

Yep i've heard from all the usual suspects :) about this and it's 
definitely going under BSD, so i'll get this sorted out for the next 
release.

> > Back to the point, libxml is LGPL, so there really isn't a problem, if
> i
> > understand it right you can link to that code even from proprietary
> stuff.
> 
> Actually it's under a dual-license of W3C IPR and the LGPL, so yeah, no
> problems in that regard.
> 

Dual licensing, probably useful but confuses me so much i tend to blank it 
out.

Mark
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