[squeak-dev] Re: Swazoo - LGPL or MIT?

Jason Johnson jason.johnson.081 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 18:41:21 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Paolo Bonzini <bonzini at gnu.org> wrote:
> > I don't know, but I don't know why they would care about CLISP either:
>  >
>  > http://clisp.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/clisp/clisp/doc/Why-CLISP-is-under-GPL
>  >
>  > I don't know what makes RMS want to go after someone
>  Infringing his own copyright.  CLISP was using a *GPL* library (not
>  LGPL) copyrighted by the FSF, namely GNU Readline.
>  Paolo

Right, but the point is the behavior, not the specific license.  CLISP
was barely using readline (just an unnecessary dress up of the UI) and
even after the maintainer offered to repackage CLISP not to use it,
RMS still wanted CLISP to be GPL'ed because it *could* be used with

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