[Haskell-cafe] Why Not Haskell?

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Aug 4 15:43:17 EDT 2006

On Fri, 4 Aug 2006, Brian Hulley wrote:

> > 4) Haskell is open source and licensing restrictions forbid commercial
> > applications. I haven't seen any such restrictions, but is this a
> > problem for the standard modules?
> You can discover the licensing situation by downloading the GHC source (or
> source for whatever distro you're using) and looking in the directories for
> each package. For example the base package uses a BSD-style licence and HaXml
> uses LGPL with the exception to allow static linking.

A license which requires programmers to disclose their sources shouldn't
be a problem for a commercial application. Which C hacker would or could
steal code from it? :-)

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