[Haskell-cafe] Private packages on hackage

Alan & Kim Zimmerman alan.zimm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 01:42:57 UTC 2015

Hi all

I had a chat with Duncan Coutts of Well-Typed about the possibility of an
extension to hackage which would allow private packages to be uploaded and
managed by hackage, for a fee.

The idea is that it operates in a similar fashion to GitHub, where public
packages are free, but there is a monthly fee for hosting private packages.
This would give commercial organisations wanting to get started with
Haskell a simple way to host their packages, so that members of the
organisation could see the private and public packages when logged in, and
cabal install would work as expected with the superset.

Duncan is worried about the up-front effort required vs an uncertain return.

Personally I think that this could be a good way to fund the hackage

So the question is, apart from me, would anyone be interested in such a

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