agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Tue Jul 1 15:24:49 EDT 2008

On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:

> On 2008 Jul 1, at 15:08, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
>>> And we already have a situation where omissions are significant.
>>> Consider the license: field. If a license isn't specified, it must,
>>> legally, be AllRightsReserved. That's the law.
>> A missing Cabal license field says "there is no information about
>> license here", not "all rights reserved": thus, the field distinguishes
> Sadly, the law disagrees.  If no license is specified, the license *is* "All 
> Rights Reserved". It doesn't matter what conventions we'd like to apply.

I think the point was, that there is no law which forces licenses to be 
specified in the Cabal file, and thus can be anywhere and need not be 
registered in the Cabal project file.

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