Haskell Platform Proposal: HLint

Niklas Broberg niklas.broberg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 08:29:56 EST 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Malcolm Wallace <malcolm.wallace at me.com> wrote:
>>> 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.

And what of BSD libraries in the standard Platform that (would like
to) deliberately depend on LGPL'd libraries?

We have a concrete example: haskell-src-exts (BSD) depends on cpphs
(LGPL), not as a tool but as a library.



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