Proposal for a Squeak migration meeting
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Fri Jun 16 06:34:59 UTC 2006
The really first step that could be reused in any future is to
develop a small application that let
the user identify himself, and declare that all the code he sent to
the mailing-list and that have been harvested is under
On 14 juin 06, at 17:44, Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
> While at the 14th International Smalltalk Conference 2006, I am
> proposing we set a meeting during all the week to establish a
> migration plan to get the next version of Squeak released under a
> licence compatible with the free software community (probably APSL2
> in our case).
> As a free software activist and developer, I always get political
> difficulty to promote Squeak because of its licence. For me it is
> already free but most of the free software community and my friend
> do not share this point of view. It is really a problem because
> most people get stuck to the licence problem and they can't
> discover all the great stuff coming with Squeak and Smalltalk.
> Getting the next Squeak released under a free software licence,
> compatible with the free software community, will help us if we
> want our community to grow, and we all fell the potential for the
> growth is there. A bigger community will be a great benefice for
> all of us: more people writing great library frameworks,
> developers could get more support from the free software oriented
> corporations, a well known Squeak will open new business
> opportunity, educators will be more exposed to Squeak and they
> will produce more teaching materials. In fact we will just be able
> to take benefice of the great promotion machinery of the free
> software community. Anyway I am just repeating things you already
> Back to the meeting idea. The only output of this meeting will be a
> migration plan, to establish wish bits need to be removed,
> rewritten, relicenced. It is more a meta-migration meeting than a
> migration meeting, but still it is a first step we need to work
> on. To establish a realistic migration plan, the helps of Squeak
> experts will be an absolute necessity.
> Great Squeakers as Marcus Denker, Stephane Ducasse, Adrian
> Leinhardt, Lukas Renggli, Mike Rueger (impara) will attend the
> International Smalltalk conference. We can take the opportunity of
> the physical presence of these experts to get great insights for a
> realistic migration plan.
> I am proposing for 4 or 5 days meeting, taking place after the
> daily conferences. The meeting could last for two hours, 17:00-19:00.
> As a matter of facts, which experts are ready to join such a meeting?
> ADD R0,R1,R2,LSL #2
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