[Haskell] Re: License for haskell.org content
jmaessen at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jan 9 19:34:40 EST 2006
On Jan 9, 2006, at 7:19 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:
> Chris Kuklewicz wrote:
>> It is not possible to borrow text from a GFDL'd manual and
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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?
I concur. If you work at a largish company, the IP contamination
worries can be really irritating. Putting it all in the public
domain ensures that people like me can read and contribute without
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