[Haskell] Re: License for haskell.org content

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Mon Jan 9 07:19:32 EST 2006

Chris Kuklewicz wrote:

> ==============
> Conclusion
> It is not possible to borrow text from a GFDL'd manual and incorporate
> it in any free software program whatsoever.  This is not a mere
> license incompatibility.  It's not just that the GFDL is incompatible
> with this or that free software license: it's that it is fundamentally
> incompatible with any free software license whatsoever.  So if you
> write a new program, and you have no commitments at all about what
> license you want to use, saving only that it be a free license, you
> cannot include GFDL'd text.
> The GNU FDL, as it stands today, does not meet the Debian Free
> Software Guidelines.  There are significant problems with the license,
> as detailed above; and, as such, we cannot accept works licensed unde
> the GNU FDL into our distribution.
> ==============
> Thus defaulting the FDL for all wiki content, including code, is a very bad idea.

I agree - can we please use BSD or public domain?


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