Free Software Licensing Strategy -- Some guidelines

Andrew J Bromage Andrew.Bromage at
Tue Jan 16 23:43:58 UTC 2001

G'day all.

Karsten, you've done an excellent job with this.  There is one point
that I'd like to make which might be worth adding, as it's a common

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 02:11:24AM -0800, kmself at wrote:

> The Artistic License is notable for its use with the Perl programming
> language, however, it's a somewhat eclectic and ambiguous document.

The author of Perl and the Artistic License, Larry Wall, has publically
stated several times that it was specifically designed to be used as
part of a dual licensing scheme only.  For example:

When choosing the Artistic License, if you ignore Larry's advice and
do not dual license with some other open source licence, you do so at
your own legal risk.

Andrew Bromage

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