perlartistic



PERLARTISTIC(1)        Perl Programmers Reference Guide        PERLARTISTIC(1)




NAME

       perlartistic - the Perl Artistic License


SYNOPSIS

        You can refer to this document in Pod via "L<perlartistic>"
        Or you can see this document by entering "perldoc perlartistic"


DESCRIPTION

       This is "The Artistic License". It’s here so that modules, programs,
       etc., that want to declare this as their distribution license, can link
       to it.

       It is also one of the two licenses Perl allows itself to be redis-
       tributed and/or modified; for the other one, the GNU General Public
       License, see the perlgpl.


The "Artistic License"

       Preamble

       The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
       Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
       semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
       while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute
       the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to make
       reasonable modifications.

       Definitions


       "Package"
           refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright
           Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files created through
           textual modification.

       "Standard Version"
           refers to such a Package if it has not been modified, or has been
           modified in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder as
           specified below.

       "Copyright Holder"
           is whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for the package.

       "You"
           is you, if you’re thinking about copying or distributing this Pack-
           age.

       "Reasonable copying fee"
           is whatever you can justify on the basis of media cost, duplication
           charges, time of people involved, and so on.  (You will not be
           required to justify it to the Copyright Holder, but only to the
           computing community at large as a market that must bear the fee.)

       "Freely Available"
           means that no fee is charged for the item itself, though there may
           be fees involved in handling the item. It also means that recipi-
           ents of the item may redistribute it under the same conditions they
           received it.

       Conditions


       1.  You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of
           the Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided
           that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and asso-
           ciated disclaimers.

       2.  You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
           derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder.  A
           Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the Stan-
           dard Version.

       3.  You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, pro-
           vided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stat-
           ing how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do at
           least ONE of the following:

           a)  place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make
               them Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to
               Usenet or an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on
               a major archive site such as uunet.uu.net, or by allowing the
               Copyright Holder to include your modifications in the Standard
               Version of the Package.

           b)  use the modified Package only within your corporation or orga-
               nization.

           c)  rename any non-standard executables so the names do not con-
               flict with standard executables, which must also be provided,
               and provide a separate manual page for each non-standard exe-
               cutable that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard
               Version.

           d)  make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

       4.  You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
           executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the follow-
           ing:

           a)  distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library
               files, together with instructions (in the manual page or equiv-
               alent) on where to get the Standard Version.

           b)  accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of
               the Package with your modifications.

           c)  give non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
               document the differences in manual pages (or equivalent),
               together with instructions on where to get the Standard Ver-
               sion.

           d)  make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

       5.  You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of
           this Package.  You may charge any fee you choose for support of
           this Package.  You may not charge a fee for this Package itself.
           However, you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other
           (possibly commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly com-
           mercial) software distribution provided that you do not advertise
           this Package as a product of your own.  You may embed this Pack-
           age’s interpreter within an executable of yours (by linking); this
           shall be construed as a mere form of aggregation, provided that the
           complete Standard Version of the interpreter is so embedded.

       6.  The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
           output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
           under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whoever gener-
           ated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with
           this Package.  If such scripts or library files are aggregated with
           this Package via the so-called "undump" or "unexec" methods of pro-
           ducing a binary executable image, then distribution of such an
           image shall neither be construed as a distribution of this Package
           nor shall it fall under the restrictions of Paragraphs 3 and 4,
           provided that you do not represent such an executable image as a
           Standard Version of this Package.

       7.  C subroutines (or comparably compiled subroutines in other lan-
           guages) supplied by you and linked into this Package in order to
           emulate subroutines and variables of the language defined by this
           Package shall not be considered part of this Package, but are the
           equivalent of input as in Paragraph 6, provided these subroutines
           do not change the language in any way that would cause it to fail
           the regression tests for the language.

       8.  Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is
           always permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded;
           that is, when no overt attempt is made to make this Package’s
           interfaces visible to the end user of the commercial distribution.
           Such use shall not be construed as a distribution of this Package.

       9.  The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or pro-
           mote products derived from this software without specific prior
           written permission.

       10. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
           WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
           OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

       The End



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