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

Tom Tobin korpios at korpios.com
Tue Dec 8 19:31:43 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Matthew Brecknell <matthew at brecknell.net> wrote:
> Based on the discussion so far, I think you need to distinguish between
> distributing source and distributing binaries. For example:
> Background: X is a library distributed under GPL. Y is another library
> which calls external functions in the API of X. Assume X and Y have
> different authors.
> 1. Can the author of Y legally distribute the *source* of Y under a
> non-GPL licence (BSD3, Modified BSD, etc), assuming such source is
> distributed without any binaries, and is distributed separately from X?

I think you're right — this cuts right to the heart of the main
difference in understanding so far.

Question 2 can be "If the answer to 1 is no, is there *any*
circumstance under which the author of Y can distribute the source of
Y under a non-GPL license?"

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