ask for APSL? for real this time?
Andrew C. Greenberg
werdna at mucow.com
Thu Jan 8 13:01:24 UTC 2004
Plural licensing will not save squeak, it will kill it.. Turn the
image into a muck of licenses, and you will in the future spend all of
your time license-lawyering instead of coding, and no serious business
will consider using the code, ever. When I have time, I will (once
more) write in greater detail why this is so. In my view, this would
be among the most foolish things we as a community could do. There is
a place for dual licensing, but it has nothing to do with image code.
If the license is untenable (and there is serious reason to doubt
whether it is is untenable), there are really only two practical
1) begin rebuilding Squeak -- start with the VM. Use Squeak to
bootstrap a brand new, free VM. Test by running Squeak on it. Build a
new system. Have lawyers crawl all over it to assure cleanliness.
2) negotiate with Apple
all this still begs the question -- can we reach unanimous consent on a
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