On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 03:15:50PM -0500, Bill Yerazunis wrote:
> From: Clifton Royston <cliftonr@...>
> > (or something like that...)
> > I'm toying with how to format output with :#: and just playing with ideas.
> You might want to crib this from the Perl output format code - that's
> almost exactly how Perl prints numbers. No need to reinvent the wheel.
> Actually, I can't.
> Well, I can -look- at their code, but I'd have to rewrite it again.
> The issue is GPL v. whatever copyrighting.
> CRM114 is GPL, and I own the copyright so I know what's going on.
> PERL is some other license (or I have been led to so believe) so it's
> not that easy.
Perl is, if I recall correctly, dual-licensed under the recipient's
choice of Artistic License, which is pretty much a "Do What Thou Wilt
(but don't blame us)" or GPL. This should let you use Perl, or code
taken from it, in either a GPLed or non-GPLed way.
Yes, I just unpacked the source for the current distribution we're
using here (5.8.5) and behold the beginning of the README:
This program 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 program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either
the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the Artistic License with this
Kit, in the file named "Artistic". If not, I'll be glad to provide one.
You should also have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program in the file named "Copying". If not, write to the
Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307, USA or visit their web page on the internet at
You can read the rest of the preamble, but I think that right there
is what you're looking for - being offered under the GPL, you are
entitled to use code from it in other GPLed software.
Clifton Royston -- cliftonr@...
Tiki Technologies Lead Programmer/Software Architect
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