GPL + BSD + Perl

Johannes Buchner buchner.johannes at
Fri Sep 10 12:20:19 UTC 2010

Hi Dale,

On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 21:24:47 +1200, Dale <netxe456 at> wrote:

> Hi
> I want to license my code under GPL but since it is written in Perl it  
> uses
> modules that are licensed as "under the same terms as Perl itself."  
> which is
> the Artistic License. I think that they are compatible licenses so I may
> license my part of the code as GPL.
> Have I got it right or am I missing something?

You should have no problem, since Perl is distributed as GPL too. (The  
Artistic License 2.0 would also GPL compatible, but I'm not sure whether  
Perl uses 1.0 or 2.0 there). IANAL


Johannes Buchner
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