[Haskell-cafe] Cabal licence files
ithika at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 22:14:32 EST 2006
The cabal setup recognises a small set of licences which I don't think
are well explained. I'm trying to put together a canonical list for
setting up new projects.
Thankfully the FSF are particularly anal^W well-organised about this
kind of thing and they make it very easy to determine what each licence
is and how to apply it
There appears to be one explicitly-named BSD licence on the OSI site.
There is also a closely related MIT licence. I don't know which would be
which, if these are the two referred to in the licence data type.
The Creative Commons people have a public domain licence, though I am
uncertain whether it is intended for code. Maybe this doesn't matter
when what you're saying is "I give up all rights"?
This is the very opposite of a PD licence and, I believe, the default
licence when there is no other explicitly stated. However it would be
nice to say as much rather than relying on people's legal knowledge. ;)
This one's easy enough...
If anyone can fill in gaps and correct the errors in the above I think
it would be useful. Obviously if this has been discussed elsewhere just
point me off in the right direction! :)
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