[squeak-dev] On the swazoo list

Bruce Badger bwbadger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 18:37:58 UTC 2008

On the Swazoo list, from which I have been excluded, Janko is asking
the question of whether Swazoo should be re licensed under the MIT
license rather than the LGPL.

Regardless of the outcome of this, the current status is that Swazoo
is under the LGPL.  Only new versions of Swazoo would be affected by
any "relicense" and only then if all code contributed by people who
were not included in the discussion were removed.  So far, the
discussion does not appear to include any of the other original
contributors to Swazoo.

Clearly, as I am excluded from the discussion there can be no question
of any of my code being subject to any "decisions" on the swazoo list.
 The same would apply to any other contributor too.  Copyright to the

You know, I do agree that there needs to be clarity in licensing.
With Swazoo, I thought we had that, since from day one it has been
under the LGPL which I thought was a pretty open license (I share
Paolo's view on that).  But this idea of grabbing other people code
and claiming that it is licensed as you please is not what I signed up
for. It looks like some kind of software mugging from where I sit.

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