[Haskell-cafe] GPL answers from the SFLC (WAS: Re: ANN:
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!
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