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

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 29 18:18:30 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 14:39 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:

> The big problem with the LGPL and Haskell is static linking. We can't
> use anything we wish to ship commercially that relies on
> LGPLd-statically linked-and-inlined Haskell code at the moment.
> So if you use LGPL for your Haskell libraries, all of which are
> currently statically linked and non-replaceable at runtime, it is
> unlikely any commercial Haskell house can use the code.
> Note that this *isn't* the case for C libraries, which are dynamically
> linked, like libgmp, which is just fine.

Yet another reason for getting dynamic linking / shared libs for Haskell
packages working reliably on all platforms.


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