Squeak license situation
Thushar G R
thushar.gr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:28:49 UTC 2007
Wat will be the role of young squeakers like me.......i am relatively new to
this business and i need help regarding understanding my role in here? wat
happens if MIT licence is given to squeak?does any of my freedom regarding
using sueak code will be affected...?I have published something
in squeak map ...will that be affected too...
pls reply with details...coz i am new to this and totally ignorant bot the
leagal as well as licensing aspects...
On 11/22/07, Karl <karl.ramberg at comhem.se> wrote:
> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> > On Nov 21, 2007, at 3:55 , tim Rowledge wrote:
> >> Oh, and I *think* that strictly speaking we're not in the business of
> >> relicensing the system as MIT; Apple relicensed the 1.1 release under
> >> the Apache 2.0 license and we are trying to get everything added
> >> subsequently to be under MIT. So far as I can work out that means the
> >> *system* as a whole will be legally Apache 2.0 but I am not a lawyer
> >> and I don't even play one on TV.
> > Indeed - the board is trying to get clarification on this from VPRI's
> > lawyers.
> > What we can say for sure is the history of events to date:
> > ==========
> > On 23 September 1996, Apple Computer Inc. released Squeak V1.1 under
> > the "Squeak License" (SqL).
> > On May 8, 2006 Apple agreed to relicense original Squeak Code under
> > the "Apple Public Source License 2.0" (APSL 2.0).
> > On October 12, 2006 Apple granted permission to relicense under Apache
> > 2.0.
> > In 2006, VPRI began to collect "Distribution Agreements" for all
> > contributors to Squeak since V1.1 up to V3.8, asking them to relicense
> > their contributions, which were originally licensed under SqL, to the
> > MIT license. This was a great effort on behalf of many and VPRI has
> > 100s of signed documents agreeing to this.
> > ==========
> > This, I think, should be mentioned on
> > http://www.squeak.org/SqueakLicense/ which is somewhat fuzzy.
> I made some changes to the license page. It's still fuzzy but the whole
> license situation is a little fuzzy :-)
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