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On Jul 17, 2013, at 6:50 AM, "Jason St. John" wrote:

Hello,

I noticed that your Perl module Compress::Bzip2 on CPAN has a
licensing discrepancy. On the CPAN web site (see below), the license
is specified as "The Perl 5 License (Artistic 1 & GPL 1)", but the
COPYING file contains the GPLv2.
You should fix the stated license on CPAN. :)

http://search.cpan.org/dist/Compress-Bzip2/
That looks like an upstream cpan bug.
Most CPAN modules have the same abbrevation.

I only specify license = perl
and cpan prints the wrong

The Perl 5 License (Artistic 1 & GPL 1)

pointing to a document, which says
...
the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or
...

Interesting.
metacpan avoids by displaying
License: perl_5

So the best fix would be change the search cpan wording to
The Perl 5 License (Artistic 1 & GPL 1+)

When can perl5 be changed to Artistic 2, BTW?

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