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April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006 - Artistic License 2.0 public review

Allison posted the Artistic License 2.0 public review announcement to use.perl.org today.

Part of the Perl 6 RFC process in 2000 identified the need to update the
Artistic License (RFCs 211 and 346). From 2000-2001, a group of interested Perl users on the perl6-licenses mailing list worked on a first draft of an updated Artistic License. In 2003, The Perl Foundation started an extensive review process with independent legal counsel and with a representative sample of companies and organizations who use and distribute Perl. We're starting the final stage now: a public review open to all.

The goal of the license update is to preserve Larry Wall's original intent, while making the meaning clearer both to lawyers and to users. We've also added a Contributor License Agreement to document the relationship between contributors, users, and TPF. You'll find the latest drafts of the Artistic 2.0 and the Contributor License Agreement in the legal section of the TPF website.

If you have any questions or comments, or just want to follow the conversation, please subscribe to the mailing list by sending a message to artistic2-subscribe {at} perl {dot} org.

After 5 years of work, we're excited to reach this point. Thanks to everyone who contributed along the way!

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