[Haskell] Re: haskell.org Public Domain

Sebastian Sylvan sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 09:49:10 EST 2006

On 1/12/06, Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Neil Mitchell wrote:
> >>A link from the wiki to where? The wiki is supposed to take over the
> >>haskell.org site. But maybe we can still have directories that are not
> >>part of the wiki.
> >
> >
> > Some of the pages on the Haskell site simply *can't* be moved over to
> > the wiki, Hoogle <http://haskell.org/hoogle/> springs to mind, given
> > that its a server side application.
> That's right, there's no point importing content that is already
> generated from source such as the Haskell Report.  And we don't plan to
> wikify the whole of the GHC site, just some bits of it.
> Ashley has a point though - we couldn't quote from the Haskell report on
> the wiki, or indeed quote source code from pretty much anywhere (most
> code has a non-PD license) if the whole wiki is PD.

I'm not a copyright lawyer, but is quoting really disallowed when it
comes to source code? I know that in most countries it's perfectly
legal to quote parts of book and articles, wouldn't the same apply to
source code?


Sebastian Sylvan
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