The original Squeak release is available under APSL2.

Alan Kay alan.kay at
Fri May 26 00:07:13 UTC 2006

The deal we had with Disney was to release to the community, as free and 
open source, all code not having directly to do with "content and/or 
product", and we did this continuously with their blessing. The code we 
left behind (several products, etc.) belonged to Disney (and we indeed left 
it there).



At 12:32 PM 5/25/2006, tim Rowledge wrote:

>On 25-May-06, at 11:51 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>>As Andreas demonstrated,  it is not obvious that you can relicense
>>>you've written just because you wish to.
>>I did? I thought I did the precise opposite, namely demonstrating
>>that there are many bits and pieces that I *can* relicense nilly- willy 
>>because I own them and have proof of that ownership ;-)
>But the fact that you own 'many bits' carries the clear implication
>that you don't own other bits, which is likely the situation for many
>of us.
>I'm pretty sure that I can claim legitimate control over all the code
>I've provided. A lot of VM and VMMaker code was written explicitly to
>release to the Squeak community and I assert that means giving it
>freely. There is also the point that Interval and exobox no longer
>exist to drop lawyers on us as well as the management in both cases
>being desirous of helping the community. Other code was written for
>VPRI with the explicit intention of giving it to the community and
>then recent stuff done for Sophie is likewise explicitly intended to
>be open. All the rest was done in my own time anyway and I consider
>that gifted to Squeak.
>tim Rowledge; tim at;
>Useful random insult:- Got into the gene pool while the lifeguard
>wasn't watching.

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