Pre-ITP: nhc98, hmake, hat, HOOD / License issue
[Previously sent to d-d]
I'd like to express my ITP for `nhc98', `hmake', `hat', `HOOD'
(details below), but maybe someone (w/ more experience) can have a
look at the license before...
Is it DFSG-free? Can the packages go into main then?
||/ Name Version Description
ii nhc98 1.00.0-1 aNother Haskell Compiler
ii nhc98-hat 1.00.0-1 a tracer for nhc98
ii hmake 2.00.000915-1 tool for automated compilation of Haskell programs
ii hood 0.0.1-1 a browser for Haskell traces
Upstream Author(s): Malcolm Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It was downloaded from http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/fp/nhc98/
The majority of the source code of the nhc98 Haskell compiler is
(c) copyright to Niklas Rojemo, 1991-1998.
The majority of the hmake tool is
(c) copyright to Thomas Hallgren, 1991-1997.
(Code is incorporated from the earlier tools hbcmake and nhc13make.)
Many modifications to hmake are
(c) copyright to Malcolm Wallace, 1998-1999.
The hmake interactive tool is
(c) copyright to Malcolm Wallace, 2000.
The hp2graph tool is
(c) copyright to David Wakeling and Niklas Rojemo, 1991-1996.
The Hat rtb (redex trail browser) tool is
(c) copyright to Jan Sparud, 1996-1998,
(c) copyright to Colin Runciman, 2000.
The HOOD Observe library and graphical browser are
(c) copyright to Andy Gill, 2000.
The HOOD graphical browser incorporates open source Java components
(c) copyright MicroStar Inc, 1999. (Please read their separate license.)
Other parts of the nhc98 compiler, libraries, and system were
contributed by Malcolm Wallace, Jan Sparud, David Wakeling, Colin
Runciman, Phil Hassall, and Olaf Chitil, and are (c) copyright to them, their
respective institutions, or funding bodies, 1996-2000.
The development of nhc98 (and its predecessor nhc13) has been supported
by NUTEK (Sweden), Canon Research Europe Ltd., EPSRC (UK), and the
Universities of Chalmers (Sweden) and York (UK).
It is the intention that this software be "freely available" in the Gnu
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