[ANN] Actalk on SM
Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Sun Nov 24 20:12:14 UTC 2002
Andrew Greenberg is our friendly Squeaker/lawyer. We don't ask him to
take official stands about this stuff, but he is very nice to provide
"unofficial" advice that has proved very helpful in the past. I would
be happy to go along with his suggestion for what the license should
At 8:48 PM +0100 11/24/02, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
>On Sun, 24 Nov 2002 09:35:57 -0800
>Alan Kay <Alan.Kay at squeakland.org> wrote:
>> Please be careful with this. The GPL license is a "polluting" license
>> that claims to turn anything in which it is embedded into GPL that
>> can't be used commercially. Squeak's license is much more open and
>> friendly. It allows people to make commercial products from it and
>> mainly asks that people post fundamental improvements to the system,
>> language, and software engineering.
>> Please ask Jean-Pierre (as I do now) to reconsider using something
>> like the Squeak license or the Berkeley license, etc. BTW, this is
>> how we got our MPEG kernel: it was GPL, but the original programmer
>> listened to our story and was willing to give us a special
>> non-polluting license.
>I don't want to open yet another can of worms about these annoying
>licenses issues, but we needed to
>clarify all of these, before there is too much confusion ...
>In fact, Jean-Pierre let me choose the license for his code, but i
>don't want to pollute the Squeak source code.
>Maybe i have to put the Actalk source code, until all these license
>problems are resolved, under the LGPL (like the StarBrowser).
>LGPL has all the benefits of GPL without his viral nature.
>I agree with you Alan, that we need to be very carefull with all of this.
>If there is some interests, i could try to summarize all the
>previous posts on the Squeak list and c.l.s newsgroup
>about these issues in order to have a more clearer picture.
>Serge Stinckwich -< ) multiagent.com
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