Licences Question : Squeak-L Art 6.

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at
Tue Feb 18 17:46:07 UTC 2003

I agree that should be changed. I think that current Apple SW does 
not have that restriction? Doesn't Apple currently use BSD or some 
such as its license policy?




At 6:40 PM +0100 2/18/03, Samir Saidani wrote:
>There is an important restriction to the Squeak-L that I find unfair,
>and that's why I really don't like the Squeak-L.
>You probably see what I mean. Children and people of *all* countries
>have right to play with Squeak.
>6. Export Law Assurances. You may not use or otherwise export or
>    reexport the Apple Software except as authorized by United States
>    law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Apple Software
>    was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Apple
>    Software may not be exported or reexported (i) into (or to a
>    national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed country or (ii) to
>    anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially
>    Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce's Table of
>    Denial Orders. By using the Apple Software, you represent and
>    warrant that you are not located in, under control of, or a
>    national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
>goran.hultgren at writes:
>>>  Squeak-L
>>  Squeak-L is the original license of Squeak from Apple. It is very
>>  unrestricting and quite simple to understand. IMHO it is a
>>  MIT/BSD-flavored license and was mostly intended to protect Apple I
>>  guess. You can create software that even includes whole Squeak and
>>  redistribute without source (read "sell commercial proprietary
>>  applications").


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