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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 redistributed 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 Copy-
       right 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 Package.

       "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 commu-
           nity 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 recipients 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 with-
           out restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated dis-
           claimers.

       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 Standard Version.

       3.  You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided that you insert a prominent notice
           in each changed file stating 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 post-
               ing 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 organization.

           c)  rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict with standard executables, which must
               also be provided, and provide a separate manual page for each non-standard executable that clearly doc-
               uments 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 following:

           a)  distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library files, together with instructions (in the
               manual page or equivalent) 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 Version.

           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 (possi-
           bly commercial) software distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package as a product of your
           own.  You may embed this Package'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 generated 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 producing a binary exe-
           cutable 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 languages) 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 subrou-
           tines do not change the language in any way that would cause it to fail the regression tests for the lan-
           guage.

       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 promote 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 LIMITA-
           TION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

       The End



perl v5.8.8                       2006-01-07                   PERLARTISTIC(1)