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NAME

       Software::LicenseMoreUtils - More utilities and a summary for Software::License

VERSION

       version 1.004

SYNOPSIS

        use Software::LicenseMoreUtils;

        my $lic = Software::LicenseMoreUtils->new_from_short_name({
           short_name => 'Apache-2.0',
           holder => 'X. Ample'
        });

        # On Debian, return a license summary, returns license text elsewhere
        my $text = $lic->summary_or_text;

        # returns license full text
        my $text = $lic->text;

DESCRIPTION

       This module provides more utilities for Software::License:

       ·   Method "new_from_short_name" returns a Software::LicenseMoreUtils::LicenseWithSummary
           object that provides all functionalities of "Software::License::*" objects and a
           summary on some Linux distribution (see below).

       ·   "new_from_short_name" accepts more short names than Software::LicenseUtils

       ·   Software::License::LGPL-2 license is also provided. Even though license "LGPL-2.1" is
           preferred over "LGPL-2", some software in Debian use "LGPL-2".

License summary

       In some distribution like Debian, all packages should come with the full text of the
       licenses of the package software.

       To avoid many duplication of long license text, the text of the most common licenses are
       provided in "/usr/share/common-licenses" directory. Then the license text of a package
       need only to provide a summary of the license that refer to the location of the common
       license.

       All summaries are provided for Debian (so for Ubuntu). Other distributions are welcome to
       send pull request for their license summaries.

Methods

   new_from_short_name
        my $license_object = Software::LicenseMoreUtils->new_from_short_name({
             short_name => 'GPL-1',
             holder => 'X. Ample'
        }) ;

       Returns a new Software::LicenseMoreUtils::LicenseWithSummary object which is a
       Software::License wrapped with a summary.

       The new Software::License object is created from the license specified with "short_name".
       Known short license names are "GPL-*", "LGPL-*" , "Artistic" and "Artistic-*" "Artistic"
       and "Artistic-*". If the short name is not known, this method will try to create a license
       object with "Software::License::" and the specified short name (e.g.
       "Software::License::MIT" with "short_name => 'MIT'" or "Software::License::Apache_2_0"
       with "short_name => 'Apapche-2.0'").

AUTHOR

       Dominique Dumont

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2018 by Dominique Dumont.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.