Ticket #205 (closed defect: fixed)
Remove BSD4 from Cabal.Distribution.License.License
|Reported by:||igloo||Owned by:|
|Cc:||Difficulty:||easy (<4 hours)|
I doubt any Haskell software actually uses the BSD4 license, and it is likely to confuse users as it looks like a newer version of BSD3.
Currently we have
data License = ... | BSD3 | BSD4
so I propose moving to one of
data License = ... | BSD3 data License = ... | BSD data License = ... | BSD3 | OldBSD data License = ... | BSD | OldBSD data License = ... | NewBSD | OldBSD
( http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical lists it as "New BSD license")
All but the first will require changing a number of packages. We could leave the old BSD3 name as deprecated for a while, though.