Licences Question : Squeak-L Art 6.

Cees de Groot cg at
Sun Feb 23 18:59:09 UTC 2003

[please forgive me if I seem to be nitpicking, but I just want to make
sure that we don't replace one issue with the next one]

On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 16:49, John W.Sarkela wrote:
> There are no constraints on use of the fonts in products derived
> from Squeak.
'derived from Squeak' - if I want to take the fonts and use them for my
GTK package, is that allowed? 

'acknowledgement' - how, where? Is this like the much-despised
'classical' BSD advertising clause?

(and this all with in the back of my head the notion that bitmap fonts
are unprotectable, of course).

The Helvetica bitmaps (just as unprotectable) come with a BSD/MIT style
copyright. That makes them preferable in my eyes, that and the fact that
it makes Squeak look more 'mainstream' - a small issue for people who
are used to the fonts in Squeak, but IMHO a big issue for people who are
new to Squeak. I say let's make Squeak as accessible as possible for
newbies, oldies can always swap in the old Apple fonts, the AccuFonts,
or whatever they like. 

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