[Haskell-cafe] License question

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 30 06:04:11 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 09:43 +0100, jean-christophe mincke wrote:
> Hello,
> I am writing a port to F# of some haskell standard libraries. 
> I would like to publish them under an open source license and mention
> the origin of the initial code.
> www.haskell.org is under the simple permissive license.  Does this
> license also cover the souce code available from that site?

No, that only applies to the wiki content. 

The license of source code is given individually in each package,
usually in a file called LICENSE or COPYING or similar.

> Is there any restriction about the license I might choose?

Most packages are licensed under the 3-clause BSD license or the LGPL or
GPL. In each case it will be clearly marked.


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