[Haskell-cafe] Taking over setlocale

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 21:56:39 UTC 2014

a) thats not how taking over maintainer ship works
b) http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Taking_over_a_package

taking over a package without the maintainers permission requires the
maintainer being unreachable  for 6-12 months (or longer)

On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Sven Bartscher <
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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