Some versions associated with the artistic license contain the following clause

Creative Permit 1.0 (Artistic-1.0)

Aggregation of the Package with a commercial distribution is always permitted so long as making use of this Package is embedded; that is, when no overt effort is built to make this Package’s interfaces noticeable to the finish user of this distribution that is commercial. Such usage shall not be construed being a distribution of the Package.

With this clause present, it’s called the Artistic License (Perl) 1.0 (abbreviated as Artistic-Perl-1.0. With or without this clause, the permit is authorized by OSI for certifying software as OSI Certified Open supply.

The Artistic License

The intent with this document is always to state the conditions under which a Package could be copied, so that the Copyright Holder keeps some semblance of artistic control over the growth of this package, while providing the users associated with package the best to utilize and distribute the Package in a more-or-less fashion that is customary plus the right to create reasonable adjustments.

1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the supply as a type of the conventional variation of this Package without limitation, provided that you replicate every one of the copyright that is original and linked disclaimers. Continue reading