Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage
malcolm.wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Wed Aug 5 04:16:03 EDT 2009
On 4 Aug 2009, at 23:05, Don Stewart wrote:
> I would appreciate input from the HaXml and HDBC authors (our most
> popular LGPL-licensed Haskell libraries) about what they feel the
> licensing issues/constraints should be for the Haskell Platform.
Licensing clarity is important for users I think. But equally some
users may desire to use LGPL libraries too. Hence my suggestion that
there be a separate platform of free/LGPL code (and GPL tools), which
can depend on the proprietary-friendly BSD-licensed platform, but not
the other way round.
> I've not yet seen anyone publish something on how to satisfy LGPL
> for Haskell libraries.
The static-linking exception is the commonest means of working around
ghc's technical limitations here. The exception is part of
wxHaskell's license (but not Gtk2hs's), and HaXml (+polyparse on which
it depends) has the exception too.
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