The original Squeak release is available under APSL2.

Daniel Vainsencher danielv at
Wed May 24 19:46:50 UTC 2006

Thanks and congrats to everyone that has worked on this!

 I think the natural next steps are:
1. Finding for each method in recent Squeak, the names of all persons 
who've modified them. The history images should make this feasible.
2. Gathering from all contributors a statement saying "all the code I 
ever published into Squeak I relicense APSL 2.0", getting legal advice 
on how to do this right (for example, helping people not declare 
3. Making it clear what code in the image remains tainted, to encourage 

But a quick free release would be very nice. Say, Craig, how much code 
is there in Spoon that is not covered by this new license and not 
copyright Craig Latta?


Craig Latta wrote:
> Hi all--
>     Thanks to long-running efforts by folks at Viewpoints Research 
> Institute, Apple Computer and elsewhere, Apple has given Viewpoints 
> permission to make a release of the original public Squeak system 
> using the Apple Public Source License[1].
>     Squeak 1.1, with an APSL2 license, is available here:
>     The Squeak Foundation board would like to thank the above groups 
> for making this happen, and everyone else for being so patient!
>     And now we live in interesting times. This only applies to the 
> original release of Squeak (version 1.1 of 23 September 1996); we now 
> have a choice between APSL2 and the original Squeak License[2] for 
> that release. We need to decide what to do about subsequent code, and 
> code written by third parties. We might choose to rewrite some things 
> so as to create a better licensing situation. We probably want to have 
> a policy whereby contributors agree to grant a particular license to 
> their work explicitly before we can accept it.
>     How shall we proceed with future releases of Squeak? Let's discuss 
> it.
>     thanks again,
>     your Squeak Foundation board
> [1]
> [2]

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