Uses of the Artistic License?
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Jan 17 03:10:45 UTC 2007
Ben Tilly wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
> Perl does the same dual licensing trick. However some prominent
> groups in the Perl community do things that are not allowed under the
> GPL. (Activestate comes to mind.) Which is why I raised questions
> about "a lot of commercial uses of Perl code" rather than "all uses".
I know that, but the Artistic license part of Ruby's dual license is not
the same as the Artistic license part of Perl's dual license.
> That is what I was thinking. But it is his case, not mine, so I
> wanted to be sure that I knew what was really wanted before I began
> asking people to be useful.
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