[Haskell] haskell.org Public Domain

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Mon Jan 9 14:35:04 EST 2006

Ashley Yakeley wrote:

> > Sounds like a stupid idea?  Thought so.  A wiki should be public domain,
> > plain and simple.  (Put contributions with a different license somewhere
> > else and link to them.  No big deal.)
> There seems to be a consensus for public domain both here and on the 
> wiki page.
> <http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/HaskellWiki:Community_Portal>
> Does anyone have any objections to putting everything in the public 
> domain?

Insisting that everything is in the public domain prevents the
inclusion of third-party content, unless either:

a) that content is also in the public domain (which is unusual; even
content which is "freely" redistributable usually has some kind of
restriction, even if it's only an acknowledgement requirement), or

b) you can obtain a specific exemption from its author (assuming that
you can actually identify and locate the author, which isn't always
easy for projects with a long history and many contributors).

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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