ask for APSL? for real this time?
dway at mailcan.com
Thu Jan 15 23:51:18 UTC 2004
Jimmie Houchin wrote:
> If Alan approaches Steve (Apple), another possibility is a complete
> transferal of copyright.
> (Yes, you may think I'm nuts. I'm okay with that.)
> From that position it would be easy enough to redo the license to a
> BSD or Squeak Community License or some such.
> From that position we could approach Disney, et al. and either they
> re-license or assign their copyrights. My checkbook is still out, I
> can write them a $1 check too. :) Or worst case, we excise their code
> into a future-forward version of Squeak.
Currently, re-licensing Squeak, or seeking a transferal of copyright for
all of Squeak (which is probably more difficult than re-licensing), is
not really an option at the moment, for the reasons I mentioned in my
email from two days ago:
To the other Guides and SqC, please correct me if I'm wrong in my above
assessment. For now, regarding re-licensing, we're basically letting
sleeping dogs lie as Alan said.
So, we probably don't need to keep bringing re-licensing up as a
possibility. (No offense. :-) )
However, sublicensing, which is a different animal from re-licensing, is
still a possibility to help us gain acceptance from the open source
community. See my other discussion with Andrew on this.
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