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

Wolfgang Jeltsch g9ks157k at acme.softbase.org
Fri Mar 5 18:28:17 EST 2010

Am Donnerstag, 4. März 2010 18:57:03 schrieb MightyByte:
> Interesting.  It seems to me that the only solution for the
> BSD-oriented haskell community is to practically boycott GPL'd
> libraries.  From what I understand, this is exactly what the LGPL is
> for.  I've known the basic idea behind the GPL/LGPL distinction for
> quite awhile, but I didn't realize that mistaking the two had such
> far-ranging consequences.  Since GPL seems to be the big elephant in
> the room, it seems very easy to make this mistake.  At the very least
> we should try to educate the community about this.

To my knowledge, the LGPL only allows *linking* with non-(L)GPL software. But 
GHC doesn’t just link but performs massive cross-module inlining. So in my 
opinion, LGPL is not a solution, too. Use BSD3!

Best wishes,

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