[Haskell-cafe] GPL License of H-Matrix and prelude numeric

Chris Smith cdsmith at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 07:24:34 CET 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 16:14 +1000, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> You're right; they seem to have changed it again to add that phrase
> since last I (properly) read it.

I don't believe it's been changed recently.  While you may license the
specific source code you've written under a GPL-compatible license, the
total program will remain licensed under the GPL.  So someone could
conceivably take your source code and copy it into a BSD3 project; but
the issue when Hackage is involved seems to be what can be done with the
program that Cabal has now compiled and built for you, and that's
certainly subject to the GPL.  That's not explicitly stated in that
answer, but it is made clear through the rest of the FAQ.

Chris Smith

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