[squeak-dev] Re: relicensing

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Wed Mar 10 17:05:20 UTC 2010

Interesting. Thanks for the background info.


On Mar 10, 2010, at 17:23 , Andreas Raab wrote:

> On 3/10/2010 6:33 AM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
>> Originally, the amount of code from authors who hadn't signed was 478
>> methods and 5289 lines of code. I don't have the number after the recent
>> reductions, but since it isn't zero there is the risk that at some
>> future date somebody will say they weren't aware of the relicensing and
>> don't agree with it. Our policy is that in such a case we will
>> immediately remove the offending code. They might say that is not
>> acceptable and want to sue us anyway. You might imagine what the chances
>> of this actually happening is, and as long as it is below a certain
>> level we can be accepted by the SFC.
> More importantly, the process we're following is based on the SFC's (and its lawyers) recommendations on how to handle the matter. What the SFC asked us to do were things like trying another round of identifying the contributors and contacting them, and to post our intent to change the license. Interestingly, they didn't feel it was necessary to rewrite every last line that anyone ever touched even though we had offered it.
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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