[Haskell-cafe] Using stringize and string concatenation in ghc preprocessing

Ben Franksen ben.franksen at online.de
Tue Jan 24 20:20:32 UTC 2017

Am 24.01.2017 um 16:24 schrieb Audun Skaugen:
> ma., 23.01.2017 kl. 20.55 +0100, skrev Ben Franksen:
>> Do you have any evidence to support this statement? I ask because if
>> what you say is true, most companies willfully and severely restrict
>> their options. For instance, a company that employs lawyers who
>> "won't
>> touch GPL3 or even LGPL3 with a ten foot pole" could not use Linux in
>> any way (the kernel is GPL licensed), nor e.g. Android (based on
>> Linux
>> kernel).
>> I have no data on how many companies in the world use Linux. What I
>> do
>> know is that many companies, even big corporations, actually support
>> the
>> Linux kernel with code (e.g. drivers), thus triggering the most
>> restricting clauses in the GPL. For instance, Volkswagen AG has
>> contributed socketcan to the kernel.
> Actually, the Linux kernel is GPLv2 licenced[1]. I believe companies
> are more comfortable with version 2 than version 3.
> [1]: https://www.kernel.org/category/faq.html

Same with cpphs: GPLv2 for the program, for the library it's LGPLv2, and
there is also LICENCE-commercial which allows unrestricted distribution
of the binary (w/o sources).

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