Copyright for readline/editline packages
judah.jacobson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 17:48:17 EST 2008
On Jan 12, 2008 11:11 AM, Judah Jacobson <judah.jacobson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/12/08, Isaac Dupree <isaacdupree at charter.net> wrote:
> > if the only copyright license granted for the Haskell-readline code is
> > GPL (which sounds true), then it has to stay GPL. If BSD was also given
> > as permission (it's always possible to give more permissions for the
> > parts of something that you hold the copyright to), then, no worries,
> > Haskell-editline can be BSD.
> > [snip]
> > Finding the author would be good if we could though, because she/he/they
> > would most likely give us BSD permissions (just guessing :-)
> > ~Isaac
> Thanks all, that's pretty much what I expected. I'll try to track
> down the author and get BSD permissions from them.
An update: I determined that three people (Marcin Kowalczyk, Simon
Marlow and Isaac Jones) were significant contributers to that file.
All three have given their blessing towards licensing that code under
I hope to have a preliminary version of the editline package uploaded
to hackage sometime later this week.
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