Uses of the Artistic License?
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Jan 17 02:22:15 UTC 2007
Ben Tilly wrote:
> Another project that comes to mind is Ruby.
It seems they're using a dual-license of the "Ruby License"
(http://ruby.mirror.easynet.be/en/LICENSE.txt) and the GPL. The Ruby
license is clearly based on some version of the Artistic License, though
it is quite different from the OSI-approved version; I couldn't say
more than that.
> But, stupid question, would it be useful to have some of the other
> organizations that could be affected to react to this? A precedent
> saying that the Artistic License is unenforcible would be disasterous
> for Perl (it would disallow a lot of commercial uses of Perl code),
> and I'm sure I could locate the right people to get an "official Perl
> response" to this situation.
Hopefully, this could include a friend of the court filing.
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