[squeak-dev] Re: Swazoo - LGPL or MIT?
cputney at wiresong.ca
Sat Mar 22 20:13:05 UTC 2008
On 22-Mar-08, at 11:46 AM, Philippe Marschall wrote:
> I don't see how money has anything to do with with. Even charging for
> GPL software is ok by anybody including the FSF.
I wasn't implying any license violation. I was noting that with Cincom
distributing Seaside, it would be nice to know whether they're using
the MIT license from the original distribution, or bundling it with
the rest of VW under the NC or commercial licenses. AFAICT, they
haven't specified, perhaps because their pricing scheme means that it
really doesn't matter, at least for the purposes of running Seaside on
But imagine the following scenarios:
I want to port Seaside to some new Smalltalk, and I find it's most
convenient to start from the VW version. Can I now distribute the port
with an MIT license?
Cincom decides to stop including Seaside in VW, and make a separate
product that includes both a VM and Seaside-optimized image. If I
already have a license for VW, can I extract Seaside from that product
and just run it on VW?
I've created a product that includes a web-based component, which I
created by modifying the version of Seaside that ships with VW. Can I
sell that product under a comercial license?
I hope VW 7.6 will explicitly specify the licensing terms for Cincom's
port of Seaside, so that the above questions can be answered.
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