Proposal for a Squeak migration meeting
Cees De Groot
cdegroot at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 10:31:34 UTC 2006
On 6/26/06, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire at ext.cri74.org> wrote:
> One of the proposal (from Tim) -- to check with the laywer I guess --
> was to relicensed all the SqL code under APLS2.0. If possible, it will
> not be that paintfull to migrate from 3.9 and it will get use a ready to
> use image. Of course it is not incompatible with the Spoon track.
We are going to check that, but I think I can predict the answer :)
> I also proposed a semi automatic way to do that: any code copyright
> owner not willing to see his code relicensed to APSL2.0 should say so
> before a given dead line.
Same there - that's not the way it works, alas.
Only copyright holders have the right to license their works.
Implicitely or explicitely, they have licensed their work under the
SqueakL and the only thing that can change that is an explicit act on
The only escape hatch, which we can check with the laywer, is the "no
less protective" phrase, but I am not holding my breath. The APSL2.0
is less protective of apple's rights, and that apple chose to
re-license some old stuff with a less protective license doesn't have
any impact on the original licensing process, I think.
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