Free, Non-Commercial Version of Popular VisualWorks
wallingf at cs.uni.edu
Thu May 7 14:09:55 UTC 1998
Cutting through a lot of marketing words:
> In conjunction with this program, ObjectShare is releasing a free, non-
> commercial version of the company's flagship product, VisualWorks.
Unfortunately, this move comes too late for those of us at Michigan
State, Northern Iowa, and other schools who have been trying to use
Smalltalk in various academic capacities for nearly ten years. MSU
has paid countless thousands of dollars in licensing in that time
for purely academic usage, and UNI simply waited. (No big bucks
here!) Now, with the availability of Squeak, the Squeak community,
all of my time spent learning Squeak deeply, and other competitors
such as VisualAge, I doubt we make the move.
Thanks for the posting, though, Steve. It's good to see that the
VW people have come to recognize some value in an academic market!
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