[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: hakyll-0.1

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Tue Dec 8 19:08:18 EST 2009

Tom Tobin <korpios at korpios.com> writes:

> 1) Is there any scenario where Y can be distributed under a non-GPL
> license (e.g., the BSD)?

> 2) If so, what would Y's author need to do (or *not* do)?

> 3) If Y must be released under the GPL under the above scenario, and
> someone subsequently wrote library Z, an API compatible replacement
> for X, and released it under the BSD license, would Y's author now be
> permitted to release Y under the BSD?

I wonder: if *using* an API makes a work derived, wouldn't replicating
it be equally problematic?  (The question stands anyhow, since 'someone'
might be the author of the original library, who is clearly not limited
by his licensing...)

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