[Haskell-cafe] Re: Thinking about what's missing in our library
greenrd at greenrd.org
Wed Aug 5 12:49:36 EDT 2009
And even if you don't agree with that, it would likely lead to
accidental use of GPL software in proprietary software, which is not a
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:33:34 -0700
"John A. De Goes" <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> Tom is exactly right here. GPL is the kiss of death in the
> commercial world. Haskell Platform exists in part to encourage
> industry use of Haskell -- and to encourage "braindead" use of
> blessed libraries. GPL libraries have no place in HP.
> John A. De Goes
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> On Aug 5, 2009, at 9:03 AM, Tom Tobin wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Colin Paul
> > Adams<colin at colina.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >>>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tobin <korpios at korpios.com> writes:
> >> >> This can surely be tackled by cabal, as it already has the
> >> >> license information.
> >> Tom> I don't see this as a real solution; why would a package be
> >> It should be done anyway, irrespective of the platform.
> > Yes, that would be handy option for cabal-install in general.
> >> Tom> added to the platform in the first place if a large
> >> Tom> proportion of developers couldn't make use of it?
> >> Anyone can make use of it. You may choose not to (or your boss may
> >> choose for you), but that doesn't mean you can't.
> > The benefit of a standard library is that you can say "I need a
> > library to handle X" and if a library addressing X is in the
> > standard library, you're set. If you then need to worry about the
> > GPL — and this is a reality that can't be written off as a mere
> > "choice" — why bother with the platform in the first place?
> > Non-GPL developers would be better off sticking with hackage in
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