[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain

Ketil Malde ketil.malde at bccs.uib.no
Wed Jan 11 03:20:41 EST 2006

Wolfgang Jeltsch <wolfgang at jeltsch.net> writes:

>>> Thinking about the subject matter is
>>> hard enough, thinking about creating licensing pitfalls is best left to
>>> lawyers and other parasi^W specialists.

The problem is that lawyers are thinking about pitfalls for you to
fall into.  Discussing licensing for a community effort like a
wiki may seem a pedantic excercise bordering on the absurd, but it might
avoid trouble later.

>> 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.

The problem with allowing multiple licensing is that it can quickly
get muddled as things get copied around.  I would prefer a single (very
permissive) license covering the whole wiki, and linking out to a
different site for differently licensed material.

(The license should encourage, and possibly require, attribution to
the wiki rather than individual authors - I think it is important to
de-emphasize individual ownership as much as possible - cf. previous

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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