[Haskell-cafe] [Cabal-devel] Cabal && license combinations

Stefan Kersten sk at k-hornz.de
Thu Feb 10 12:44:50 CET 2011

On 10.02.11 12:12, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> We are already working on a feature that will show the full set of
> licenses that the end user must comply with (a patch has been submitted
> and it's been through one round of review so far). In your example that
> would mean you expect the set to be {BSD} but the tool will show you
> that it is in fact {BSD, GPL}. You can then use that as your warning
> that the set of licenses is not what you expected.

that would be quite useful for those who want to distribute executables!

may i also suggest the following feature: collect all the copyright notices and
license files from each dependency (many licenses require those to be displayed
and distributed along with the executable) and optionally bundle them with the
applicaton's data-files? i briefly looked into this, but couldn't find a way to
retrieve the installed License-File from ~/.cabal using Cabal. doing this by
hand turns out to be quite tedious when there are many dependencies ...


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