Dist::Zilla::Role::LicenseProvider - something that provides a license for the dist


version 6.031


Plugins implementing this role must provide a provide_license method that will be called when setting the dist's license.

If a LicenseProvider offers a license but one has already been set, an exception will be raised. If provides_license returns undef, it will be ignored.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Generate license object. Returned object should be an instance of Software::License.

Plugins are responsible for injecting $copyright_holder and $copyright_year arguments into the license if these arguments are defined.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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