Merging network and network-bytestring: license question

wren ng thornton wren at
Thu Oct 28 21:41:23 EDT 2010

On 10/28/10 1:34 PM, Johan Tibell wrote:
> Hi,
> While looking into merging the network and network-bytestring
> packages, I noticed that their licenses differ slightly. I've attached
> both licenses in the end of this email for reference.
> How do I merge the two licenses? I own the copyright on
> network-bytestring, so I could change that license to be the same as
> the one used for network. Is this the right way to go? Is it possible
> to move the whole resulting library to the two-clause BSD license,
> which is more common on Hackage? Would that mean getting approval from
> everyone who has ever contributed to the code base?

Why not just stick with network's BSD3 (modifying "the university" to 
"the copyright holders" or what have you)? This is the first I've heard 
of the BSD2, is there any particular reason you wish to omit the third 
clause (thereby allowing people to use your name to promote derivative 

Live well,

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