[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Tue Jan 10 17:03:36 EST 2006

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 01:52:51PM -0800, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> Udo Stenzel wrote:
> >Can we please settle on a "This work may be used freely for any purpose
> >and comes without any expressed or implied warranty" and just _link_ to
> >existing works that don't fit in?  Thinking about the subject matter is
> >hard enough, thinking about creating licensing pitfalls is best left to
> >lawyers and other parasi^W specialists.
> Should we make public domain mandatory or should we allow people to add 
> notices to pages for other licenses?
> <http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/HaskellWiki:Community_Portal>

I would say something like 'contributions and any derivations must be
usable for any purpose by anyone in perpetuity without restriction' so
that public domain, BSD, or the GHC license are all fine. this would
also get around any issues with 'public domain' not being a well defined
term in some places and more clearly expresses the intent.


John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈ 

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