[Haskell-cafe] Hackage and Free Software

amindfv at gmail.com amindfv at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 04:51:52 UTC 2015

IIRC hackage doesnt accept AllRightsReserved packages (or at least sdist warns about it strongly)


El Feb 28, 2015, a las 13:50, Francesco Ariis <fa-ml at ariis.it> escribió:

> 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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