[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Tue Jan 10 17:29:48 EST 2006

Am Dienstag, 10. Januar 2006 23:03 schrieb John Meacham:
> [...]

> 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.

First, the GHC license is a BSD-style license as far as I know.  Second, 
BSD-style licenses have restrictions.  The restriction I remember is that 
derivative works have to include the original copyright notice, the 
disclaimer, etc.

If we do as you propose, different licenses could be chosen and the "user" 
wouldn't know what the exact licensing terms of this or that article are.  I 
think, it is better to choose one permissive license for all the content.

> [...]

>         John

Best wishes,

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