[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain
wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Tue Jan 10 17:12:23 EST 2006
Am Dienstag, 10. Januar 2006 22:52 schrieb Ashley Yakeley:
> 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
No, we shouldn't, since putting a work into the public domain isn't possible
in all countries. What Udo proposed is not to put the work into the public
domain (saying: "I pass on all my rights.") but to license the work under a
very permissive license.
> or should we allow people to add notices to pages for other licenses?
Maybe we should start with forcing everything on the wiki to be licensed under
a permissive license. We could use the one Udo proposed. Or we could use a
BSD-style license so that we can incorporate parts of already existing
BSD-style-licensed material. BSD is also rather permissive.
If we discover that this solution is not nice we can still introduce license
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