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       perlartistic - the Perl Artistic License


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       Perl is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either:

               a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
               Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any
               later version, or

               b) the "Artistic License" which comes with this Kit.

       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.

       For the GNU General Public License, see perlgpl.

The "Artistic License"

       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.

           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.

           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

       "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.

       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
               Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet or an equivalent
               medium, or placing the modifications on a major archive site such as,
               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 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 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

           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 (possibly 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
           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 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 subroutines do not change
           the language in any way that would cause it to fail the regression tests for the

       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.


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