[Haskell-cafe] Hackage and Free Software

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue Mar 3 16:11:24 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:58 AM, Marcin Mrotek <marcin.jan.mrotek at gmail.com>

> Also, as it was
> already pointed out by Mike Meyer, a list of pre-approved licenses
> doesn't solve the problem of compatibility and permission to actually
> build and distribute binaries at all, and it would be better solved by
> providing some tools to view and check licenses of the transitive
> closure of dependencies of a package (which would, incidentally, make
> it easy to weed out non-free packages too, for anyone who desires so)

BTW, part of the tools are already available: the cabal-dependency-licenses
package claims to report all your dependencies sorted by license type.
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