[Haskell-cafe] Cabal licence files
dagit at codersbase.com
Fri Dec 15 11:22:29 EST 2006
On 12/14/06, Dougal Stanton <ithika at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> GPL: <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt>
> LGPL: <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.txt>
> 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.
Something that has always confused me about .cabal files is that BSD
has two versions but GPL only has one version and I don't know if I'd
be selecting GPL version 2 or 3. Could it be changed to support
different versions of the GPL like it does with BSD?
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