ActivePerl User Guide

Copyrights, Trademarks and Licensing


ActivePerl is Copyright (c) 1996-2003 ActiveState Corp. All rights reserved.

ActivePerl includes Perl and Perl modules copyrighted by other parties. Documentation and usage information for such components reflects these additional copyrights held by their respective owners.


ActivePerl is a trademark of ActiveState Corp.

Open Source is a trademark of Software in the Public Interest (

All other products mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


The ActivePerl Package is covered by the ActiveState Community License.

The source code used in the ActivePerl Package comprises of both Open Source and proprietary software components.

All the Open Source components used in the ActivePerl Package are distributed by their original authors under the same licensing terms as Perl. The following is a full list of such components:

ActiveState Corp., has chosen to use all Open Source content in the ActivePerl Package under the terms of the Artistic License.

All other components included in the ActivePerl Package are original works of ActiveState Corp., and may be used under the terms of the ActiveState Community License.

Source Code

The ActivePerl Package may include a version of Perl with bug fixes and other minor modifications. The source code for this modified Perl distribution used in the ActivePerl Package is always available from the ActiveState website for each release of ActivePerl, and can be distributed under the same terms as Perl.

The source code for each of the bundled modules included in the ActivePerl distribution is available from CPAN (