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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 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 reason-
       able 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 accor-
	   dance 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 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 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 without restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the original
	   copyright notices and associated 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 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 Avail-
	       able, 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 Ver-
	       sion 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 documents how it differs from the Stan-
	       dard 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 Ver-
	       sion.

	   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 differ-
	       ences 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 (possibly commercial) software dis-
	   tribution 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 pro-
	   grams 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 aggre-
	   gated 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 dis-
	   tribution 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 lan-
	   guage 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 lan-
	   guage.

       8.  Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is always permitted pro-
	   vided 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 distribu-
	   tion.  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 LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS
	   FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

       The End

perl v5.8.9				    2007-11-17				  PERLARTISTIC(1)
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