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On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 07:34:33AM -0800, Phil Perry wrote: Petr, what is the current status of licensing?
Are there any standards for rewriting code that it can be considered "new" and could thus be under LGPL (with the rest of PDF::Builder)? I suspect that merely changing variable names and internal routine names won't be enough. I don't want to go through the effort of a rewrite only to be told that it is still too close to the original work to pass as new.
Martin Hosken sent me a grant for the MIT license. I hope you got a copy.
I, Martin Hosken, grant anybody a permission to use my PDF::API2 code under the terms of MIT license.
Just update the text on GitHub.
# This specific module is licensed under the Perl Artistic License.# Effective 28 January 2021, the original author and copyright holder, # Martin Hosken, has given permission to use and redistribute this module # under the MIT license.
V Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 06:48:39AM -0800, Phil Perry napsal(a): > Martin Hosken sent me a grant for the MIT license. I hope you got a copy.You mean the following? > I, Martin Hosken, grant anybody a permission to use my PDF::API2 code > under the terms of MIT license.
I notice that it only mentions PDF::API2... can I assume it also applies to any derivative works, such as PDF::Builder?
Just update the text on GitHub. I should mention the license change it in the global documents such as INFO/LICENSE and (perhaps) README.md. Should I also (for clarity) update the affected files so there will be no confusion? It's no big deal.
#=======================================================================## THIS IS A REUSED PERL MODULE, FOR PROPER LICENCING TERMS SEE BELOW:## Copyright Martin Hosken <Martin_Hosken@sil.org>## No warranty or expression of effectiveness, least of all regarding# anyone's safety, is implied in this software or documentation.## This specific module is licensed under the Perl Artistic License.## IN ADDITION:## I, Martin Hosken, grant anybody a permission to use my PDF::API2 code# under the terms of MIT license.##=======================================================================
It could be 3 or 4 months until the next CPAN release. If that holds up getting PDF::Builder onto Fedora, I could make a special quickie release much sooner. Let me know what works for you.