Ben Tilly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> They were shipping something that they marketed as Perl, which behaved
> differently than Perl, had been integrated into other projects, and for
> which Larry Wall had little or no input.

Controling this sort of behavior with a copyright license is very difficult,
as has been discussed here.  I have tried to do my best in the Artistic-2.0
to mitigate this problem as much as it can be mitigated via copyright law,
but we'll never have a perfect solution.

The better solution is to have a trademark on the word "Perl", in Larry's
name, and have the trademark license require that if they call it "Perl", it
really is the canonical Perl implementation.  (I believe I wrote an RFC that
proposed this; it's presumably currently under Larry's advisement).

Bradley M. Kuhn  -

PGP signature

Reply via email to