Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] pidl license question
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 08:34:00 +0200
On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 01:43:58PM +0100, Richard van der Hoff wrote:
> Joerg Mayer wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 11:05:44AM +0200, Luis EG Ontanon wrote:
> >> YAPP's Driver is either GPL or Artistic .
> >>
> >> http://search.cpan.org/~fdesar/Parse-Yapp-1.05/lib/Parse/Yapp.pm#COPYRIGHT

: You may use and distribute them under the terms of either the GNU
: General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl
: README file.

> > Sure, but GPLv2 only if I see this correctly?
> It doesn't specify this, does it? That gives you the right to use it 
> under any version of the GPL you choose.

That would be for lawyers to decide... but I wouldn't assume so, it's
just incompletely specified. If there is no license, you may do NOTHING
with the code, not everything. Also, looking at the perl license that
is mentioned in the document cited above it looks like perl uses exactly
version 2 (man perlgpl).


Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.