SqueakL and giving back to the community
michal-list at auf.net
Tue Sep 13 16:56:59 UTC 2005
>> Alan also pointed out that if the Squeak License had not have
>> included this requirement to share, nothing done at Disney could
>> have been made public (a feature we will loose when switching to
>> something like the MIT license).
A crucial point, too often overlooked on this list by people arguing
for MIT/BSD-like licenses for future squeaks...
> I'm sure I'm missing some subtlety here but isn't that, essentially,
It is essentially a late-bound counterpart of the GPL (ie. 'linking'
is replaced by adding to base-classes vs subclassing/extending them).
There have been many claims on this list that squeakL is essentially
like bsd (including by lawyers), but that seems plain wrong.
The squeak license has some unfortunate clauses (mentioning Apple,
export, fonts, etc.), but its general spirit is beautiful and
efficient. I would be sad to see it cast aside, and I have long wanted
to write a 'version 2' with the cruft expunged - if only for the
pleasure of seeing a genuinely nice license for late-bound systems.
But I never found the time for that project...
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