Software::LicenseUtils

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2018-11-27
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NAME

Software::LicenseUtils - little useful bits of code for licensey things  

VERSION

version 0.103014  

METHODS

 

guess_license_from_pod

  my @guesses = Software::LicenseUtils->guess_license_from_pod($pm_text);

Given text containing POD, like a .pm file, this method will attempt to guess at the license under which the code is available. This method will either a list of Software::License classes (or instances) or false.

Calling this method in scalar context is a fatal error.  

guess_license_from_meta

  my @guesses = Software::LicenseUtils->guess_license_from_meta($meta_str);

Given the content of the META.(yml|json) file found in a CPAN distribution, this method makes a guess as to which licenses may apply to the distribution. It will return a list of zero or more Software::License instances or classes.  

guess_license_from_meta_key

  my @guesses = Software::LicenseUtils->guess_license_from_meta_key($key, $v);

This method returns zero or more Software::License classes known to use $key as their META key. If $v is supplied, it specifies whether to treat $key as a v1 or v2 meta entry. Any value other than 1 or 2 will raise an exception.  

new_from_short_name

  my $license_object = Software::LicenseUtils->new_from_short_name( {
     short_name => 'GPL-1',
     holder => 'X. Ample'
  }) ;

Create a new Software::License object from the license specified with "short_name". Known short license names are "GPL-*", "LGPL-*" , "Artistic" and "Artistic-*"  

new_from_spdx_expression

  my $license_object = Software::LicenseUtils->new_from_spdx_expression( {
     spdx_expression => 'MPL-2.0',
     holder => 'X. Ample'
  }) ;

Create a new Software::License object from the license specified with "spdx_expression". Some licenses doesn't have an spdx identifier (for example Software::License::Perl_5), so you can pass spdx identifier but also expressions. Known spdx license identifiers are "BSD", "MPL-1.0".  

AUTHOR

Ricardo Signes <rjbs@cpan.org>  

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2018 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.


 

Index

NAME
VERSION
METHODS
guess_license_from_pod
guess_license_from_meta
guess_license_from_meta_key
new_from_short_name
new_from_spdx_expression
AUTHOR
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
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