Data::UUID provides a framework for generating v3 UUIDs (Universally Unique
Identifiers, also known as GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers). A UUID is 128
bits long, and is guaranteed to be different from all other UUIDs/GUIDs
generated until 3400 CE.
The algorithm for UUID generation, used by this extension, is described in
the Internet Draft "UUIDs and GUIDs" by Paul J. Leach and Rich Salz. (See RFC
4122.) It provides reasonably efficient and reliable framework for generating
UUIDs and supports fairly high allocation rates -- 10 million per second per
machine -- and therefore is suitable for identifying both extremely
short-lived and very persistent objects on a given system as well as across
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libossp-uuid-perl already provides a version of Data::UUID, but it differs from
the real Data::UUID in subtle ways. Since the ITP for that package  was
filed, Data::UUID upstream added a license file (Nov 2008).
This distribution contains code derived from the sample UUID implementation in
RFC 4122, which contains the following clause.
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** Copyright (c) 1989 by Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, Ca. &
** Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Mass.
** Copyright (c) 1998 Microsoft.
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** modify, and distribute this file for any purpose is hereby
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** Equipment Corporation makes any representations about the
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