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Copyrights and stuff [Oct. 11th, 2001|04:44 pm]
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I have played with Brad's Perl LJ client to the point where it is virtually unrecognizable (all his code it retains is the Web stuff, basically.) I really like it, and it's my primary client for posting from Linux, and I've been considering releasing it unto the world.

There is a problem. Brad's client has no copyright or licensing information on it whatsoever. The download page said "most" were licensed under the GPL, so I can't assume that it is. (Also note that no version of the GPL is specified.) So the question is, am I allowed to distribute this?

A related question is the version string. I just continued the numbering with "-SC" appended to the version string. But I noticed on test's journal that the Tk client lists itself as Tk-X.Y.Z, and others have forked the other side of the version string, e.g. "LJ::Client/X.Y.Z". So should I move the SC to somewhere else, or just leave it alone?

[User Picture]From: sapphirecat
2001-10-11 06:53 pm (UTC)
Currently it sends clientversion=Perl/2.3-SC (all url-escaped, of course). I was just wondering if I should move the "SC" part. Which seems to be "Nah, be lazy. It's not like there's an official standard."
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[User Picture]From: visions
2001-10-12 05:53 pm (UTC)
Perl-SC/2.3 would be correct.
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