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NAME ^

Module::Install::AutoLicense - A Module::Install extension to automagically generate LICENSE files

SYNOPSIS ^

  # In Makefile.PL

  use inc::Module::Install;
  author 'Vestan Pants';
  license 'perl';
  auto_license;

An appropriate LICENSE file will be generated for your distribution.

DESCRIPTION ^

Module::Install::AutoLicense is a Module::Install extension that generates a LICENSE file automatically whenever the author runs Makefile.PL. On the user side it does nothing.

When make distclean is invoked by the author, the LICENSE is removed.

The appropriate license to determined from the meta provided with the license command and the holder of the license from the author command.

Software::License is used to generate the LICENSE file.

COMMANDS ^

This plugin adds the following Module::Install command:

auto_license

Does nothing on the user-side. On the author-side it will generate a LICENSE file according to the previously supplied license command. The holder of the license is determined from the author meta or may be specified using the holder parameter.

  auto_license( holder => 'Vestan Pants and Ivor Biggun' );

It is important to note that the auto_license must follow author and license commands in the Makefile.PL ( as demonstrated in the SYNOPSIS above ), otherwise the meta these commands provide will be unavailable to auto_license. Call it a feature.

AUTHOR ^

Chris BinGOs Williams

LICENSE ^

Copyright © Chris Williams

This module may be used, modified, and distributed under the same terms as Perl itself. Please see the license that came with your Perl distribution for details.

SEE ALSO ^

Module::Install

Software::License

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