[Haskell-cafe] Hackage and Free Software

Francesco Ariis fa-ml at ariis.it
Sat Feb 28 18:50:26 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 07:27:16PM +0200, fr33domlover wrote:
> I'd like to make a suggestion: have Hackage accept only packages
> released under free software licenses. This is probably true for
> most/all packages there, but making it official will both send a
> strong message to and from the community, and provide people with
> the security and peace of mind, knowing their software is free as
> in freedom.

I was pretty sure there was a note somewhere on hackage to only upload
software with open source licences, but alas I cannot find it now...
(maybe I am confusing myself with another package archiver?).

I agree having a "please use a licence approved by the OSI/FSF" could
prevent problems and seems a sensible choice in any case.

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