Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage
Axel.Simon at ens.fr
Wed Aug 5 09:37:55 EDT 2009
On Aug 5, 2009, at 10:16, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> On 4 Aug 2009, at 23:05, Don Stewart wrote:
>> I would appreciate input from the HaXml and HDBC authors (our most
>> popular LGPL-licensed Haskell libraries) about what they feel the
>> licensing issues/constraints should be for the Haskell Platform.
> Licensing clarity is important for users I think. But equally some
> users may desire to use LGPL libraries too. Hence my suggestion
> that there be a separate platform of free/LGPL code (and GPL
> tools), which can depend on the proprietary-friendly BSD-licensed
> platform, but not the other way round.
>> I've not yet seen anyone publish something on how to satisfy LGPL
>> for Haskell libraries.
> The static-linking exception is the commonest means of working
> around ghc's technical limitations here. The exception is part of
> wxHaskell's license (but not Gtk2hs's), and HaXml (+polyparse on
> which it depends) has the exception too.
I don't think it would be much of a problem to weaken the license of
Gtk2Hs to a BSD license. The underlying Gtk+ C library is, of course,
LGPL but the C library can be linked in dynamically.
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