Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

Malcolm Wallace malcolm.wallace at
Tue Aug 4 17:04:25 EDT 2009

> As a Haskell Platform user, I really need the assurance that the
> licensing situation is straightforward - especially if I'm to promote
> Haskell at work :-)
> My vote would be that non-BSD/MIT license automatically excludes a
> library from inclusion, even though it would exclude my own project.

I wonder if it would be possible to split the Haskell Platform into  
two parts, platform-BSD and platform-LGPL?  The LGPL packages could  
depend on packages from platform-BSD, but not the other way around.   
This would guarantee at least one aspect of licence compliance, whilst  
also making it clear to proprietary users that if they want to avoid  
the guarantee of freedom, they can simply avoid installing platform- 


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