[Haskell-cafe] GPL answers from the SFLC (WAS: Re: ANN: hakyll-0.1)

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 06:15:41 EST 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:19 AM, Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 5 March 2010 09:53, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> > Now I'm even more confused.  How is hosting on Hackage an issue in [1]?
> Hi Magnus
> The issue arouse when Tom Tobin spotted Hackage was hosting hakyll
> (libBSD3) that depends in pandoc (libGPL). Hakyll's author is allowed
> to privately write any code he wants that uses GPL code, Hackage come
> into it as he published on Hackage.

Yes the author can privately license code to himself under any license he
wants, but when he distributes code based on GPL'd code, it has to be GPL'd.
 That's why people hate this license, or love this license.  For all the
freedom it talks about it's awfully restrictive.


> Best wishes
> Stephen
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