Specific license field

Alexander Dunlap alexander.dunlap at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 20:18:26 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just got approached by Fedora maintainers with the query that HLint
> doesn't specify it's license fully. The License field in the cabal
> file says "GPL", and the LICENSE file has a copy of the GPL v2, but I
> never say GPL version 2, or GPL version 2 and above etc. What is the
> Cabal approved way to indicate your licensing constraints? I suspect
> all other distro's packaging HLint have just guessed, or gone GPL 2
> because that's clearly a subset of what I might have intended.
> Thanks, Neil
> PS. For anyone who stumbles across this email, the intention was to
> license HLint under the GPL v2, but if that license doesn't suit
> someone, email me.
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I think you just specify the license as GPL-2.


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