[Haskell-cafe] Taking over setlocale
sven.bartscher at weltraumschlangen.de
Thu Aug 21 11:56:02 UTC 2014
On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:06:10 -0400
Gershom Bazerman <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/9/14, 5:56 PM, Carter Schonwald wrote:
> The guideline there is "a reasonable time". That is much closer to 1
> month than 6-12 months. I think one week is a bit short, but overall
> sven seems to be following the process well, and given the last update
> date on that package, we should still give a reasonable time to respond,
> but I would err on the side of brevity if anything.
It's now longer than a months ago, that I send the first post about
I think this is a reasonable time to respond for the maintainer.
Are there still any objections or can I now contact
admin at hackage.debian.org?
> > On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Sven Bartscher
> > <sven.bartscher at weltraumschlangen.de
> > <mailto:sven.bartscher at weltraumschlangen.de>> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I would like to take over the setlocale package. Following the steps
> > described on
> > http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Taking_over_a_package I
> > need to state my intention on a public forum.
> > The original author (Lukas Mai) published his package in the Public
> > Domain. This would be fine, but the Author seems to be living in
> > Germany. The problem with that is that in Germany an author is not
> > allowed to give up his copyright in this way. This means the licensing
> > of the package defaults to "All rights reserved", making the package
> > undistributable.
> > I already tried to contact the author about this problem, but he
> > didn't
> > respond in a week. This isn't a very long time, but I didn't get an
> > answer on past attempts to contact him (this was at least a month, but
> > probably more, ago).
> > To solve this problem, I rewrote the setlocale binding with the
> > same API
> > under the BSD3-clause.
> > PS: Please keep the CC to Lukas Mai and the debian-haskell list
> > intact.
> > Regards
> > Sven
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