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

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 11:43:34 UTC 2008

2008/3/22, Colin Putney <cputney at wiresong.ca>:
>  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
>  VW.
>  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.

But that again has nothing at all to do with money but only with
Cincom licensing terms.


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