[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain

Wolfgang Jeltsch 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 
annotations later.

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Best wishes,

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