- NOTE ON DEPENDENCIES
- COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Pod::Weaver::Section::Legal::Complicated - add a pod section with multiple authors, copyright owners and licenses in a file basis
In your weaver.ini
This plugin is aimed at distributions that have several files, each of them with possibly different authors, copyright owners and licenses.
It will look for these values in comments of the source code (analyzed through a
ppi_document) with the following form:
# AUTHOR: John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org> # AUTHOR: Mary Jane <email@example.com> # OWNER: 2001-2005 University of Over Here # OWNER: 2012 Mary Jane # LICENSE: GPL_3
This example would generate the following POD:
=head2 AUTHORS John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mary Jane <email@example.com> =head2 COPYRIGHT This software is copyright (c) 2001-2005 by University of Over Here, and 2012 by Mary Jane. This software is available under The GNU General Public License, Version 3, June 2007.
Note that this plugin makes a distinction between the authors (whoever wrote the code), and the actual copyright owners (possibly the person who paid them to write it).
I am not a lawyer myself, any feedback on better ways to deal with this kind of situations is most welcome.
If true, it will also add the distribution license to each of the files. Defaults to false.
Sets the heading level for the legal section. Defaults to 1.
This plugin is dependent on the Software::License::* module of the license being used. Since it is not feasible to list them all, only Software::License is listed as dependency (of the distribution, even though it is not actually used directly.
Carnë Draug <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is Copyright (c) 2013 by Carnë Draug.
This is free software, licensed under:
The GNU General Public License, Version 3, June 2007