port of prevayler

goran.hultgren at bluefish.se goran.hultgren at bluefish.se
Mon Feb 17 13:41:02 UTC 2003


Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> Marco Paga <mail at marco-paga.de> wrote:
> > The GPL is the  license I like most. 

Well, GPL simply doesn't really work in Smalltalk. And this is not my
personal view - it is the view of a lawyer specialized in this area
(Andrew Greenberg).

And even if it did work, the Squeak community generally favors SqueakL
or MIT/BSD packages. And for "core" packages we have chosen to restrict
ourselves to SqueakL - in part because we may want to renegotiate that
license in the future and because several of us wants to be able to use
Squeak to build commercial software.

> Why not put the code you are going to write under the Squeak-License and
> MIT and GPL?

Combining GPL with MIT (or SqueakL for that matter) would undermine the
whole purpose of GPL. If I can do whatever I like with code (MIT) then
why should I ever want to use the more restricting license (GPL)?

regards, Göran

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list