Haskell Platform Proposal: HLint

Malcolm Wallace malcolm.wallace at me.com
Thu Nov 11 07:52:09 EST 2010

>> Libraries with non-BSD deps haven't been considered for the HP, and
>> would be problematic, in my opinion.
> I'd like to propose a policy along the lines that HP packages must be
> usable for developing software under any reasonable license including
> proprietary licenses.

I've been wondering whether there is any mileage in having a  
secondary, separate, "free" Platform, that is, containing only LGPL  
libraries and GPL tools.  This way, it would be much easier to ensure  
that BSD libraries in the standard Platform do not depend  
inadvertently on LGPL'd libraries.  If a Platform user wants to be  
unburdened from licensing worries, they can use the BSD Platform  
only.  If they care about software freedom, then they can overlay the  
LGPL/GPL Platform on top.


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