[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hmm, what license to use?

Mads Lindstrøm mads_lindstroem at yahoo.dk
Fri Oct 3 14:33:09 EDT 2008


Gour wrote:
> >>>>> "Don" == Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:
> Don>     * Only a small percent of Haskell libarires are LGPL, and
> Don> nothing for which we don't have workarounds (e.g. HDBC vs
> Don> galois-sqlite3 vs takusen).
> Hmm, Gtk2Hs & wxhaskell - major GUI libs...

wxHaskell uses a modified LGPL license (wxWidgets license). One that
allows static linking. See
http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/WxHaskell/License . From the
description of the wxWidgets license
http://www.wxwidgets.org/about/newlicen.htm :

"The wxWindows Licence is essentially the L-GPL (Library General Public
Licence), with an exception stating that derived works in binary form
may be distributed on the user's own terms. This is a solution that
satisfies those who wish to produce GPL'ed software using wxWidgets, and
also those producing proprietary software."


Mads Lindstrøm

> Sincerely,
> Gour
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