[Haskell-cafe] Merge hsql and HDBC -- there can only be one!

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Wed Jul 21 00:45:46 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:20 AM, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org>wrote:

> On 07/07/2010 03:22 PM, Don Stewart wrote:
>  And you have to be wary about the license of HDBC (LGPL) if you want to
>> use the package in software you redistribute (though this is rarely the
>> case for database apps, I'm guessing). Satisfying the linking
>> requirements with GHC -O2 are non-trivial, even with -dynamic.
> I remain ready to have a discussion with anyone that has a problem with
> that.  I've had one or two people ask me about it in the past, but they
> never followed up to my reply mails.  I'm not going to be a stick in the mud
> about LGPL, but neither do I want to allow others to
> commercialize/embrace-and-extend HDBC without giving back to the community.
>  My intent isn't to get in the way of people using HDBC in their own
> software, whether commercial or proprietary, but to prevent
> proprietarization of HDBC itself.  I suspect LGPL+some exemption could solve
> any concerns and would be happy to pursue it.
> I think a simple statement along the lines of the GNU Classpath linking
exception would go very far[1]. I only mention that one since it's quoted
verbatim on the Wikipedia site.


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