ask for APSL? for real this time?

Cees de Groot cg at
Wed Jan 7 09:32:56 UTC 2004

Andrew C. Greenberg <squeak-dev at> said:
>Why?  Why does this matter? 
Marketing. That's the only reason. And it's a valid reason - inclusion
into the 'open source family' would increase Squeak's visibility and
the stamp of approval by e.g. OSI would lower the barrier of entry for
companies (now, I run three companies that all are happy campers with
Squeak because I as a director read the license and found it ok, but
that's why I put this under marketing: you'll land on the 'shortlist'
quicker if you're OSI-approved and someone is looking for open source

Now, is marketing a valid-enough reason to create a legal mess? Last
year, I thought 'yes'. I reconsidered, and I now think 'no'. 

However, I *do* agree, empathically, with for example Goran's strong
suggestion to dual-license works under SqueakL+MIT. In that way, we will
build up a body of code over the years that *is* 'real Open Source', and
maybe in a couple of years the remaining bits will look small enough to
make the jump and re-write it all.

Cees de Groot          <cg at>
tric, the new way           helpdesk/ticketing software, VoIP/CTI, 
                            web applications, custom development

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