Specific license field
alexander.dunlap at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 23:43:21 EST 2009
What version of Cabal are you using? With Cabal 1.7.3 and
cabal-install 0.7, GPL-2 works.
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> License: GPL-2
> Warning: 'license: GPL-2' is not a recognised license.
> License: GPL-2+
> cabal: hlint.cabal:6: Parse of field 'license' failed.
> This doesn't seem particularly attractive, given License: GPL, on a
> reasonable reading, probably means GPL v1.0 and above, or just GPL
> v1.0 - unlikely to be what anyone intended.
> Thanks, Neil
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Alexander Dunlap
> <alexander.dunlap at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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