[Squeakfoundation]Re: Sublicensing seems possible
danielv at netvision.net.il
Thu Apr 3 04:56:31 CEST 2003
The subprojects mentioned are new. Schools are starting to think about
all the teacher hours they could pay with their software licensing
budgets. Various user groups are starting to tailor free alternatives
for them to consider. People often check out and maybe even use whatever
tools they have preinstalled on their computers. Do you see where this is
[what's stopping open source/free software people from contributing to
If they happen to know about Smalltalk, or like reading licenses for
fun, probably nothing. If they compare Python and Squeak, notice that
Squeak isn't DFSG, and isn't OSI (but Python is...), they might just
think "why bother?". And there goes another one...
BTW, have you looked at the DFSG? if you did, you might wish Squeak's
license did fit that definition, because it's really quite nice.
Licenses that are _fair_... gee, imagine that.
Gary Fisher <gafisher at sprynet.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Vainsencher" <danielv at netvision.net.il>
> Subject: Re: [Squeakfoundation]Re: Sublicensing seems possible
> > And the fact that the world doesn't want to buy iraqi oil doesn't limit
> > the iraqies, it just limits the world, right?
> Um, it would if the Iraqis were offering it for free. (-:
> > You don't want kids in schools to have Squeak preinstalled on their
> > computers, simply because it is part of DebianJr/DebianEdu/Debian
> > multimedia project (I can never remember their precise name)?
> Daniel, I'd like to see every school running Debian but the fact is most
> aren't; further, I strongly suspect most schools where Squeak is installed
> aren't running Debian either. My own experience is that a certain decidedly
> un-open OS rules the roost thus far, but Squeak doesn't really seem to care.
> > You don't want the hoards of people that contribute their programming
> > time to free software in stiffer/poorer languages to feel free and safe
> > to contribute Squeak code?
> > I do.
> So do I, nor do I see what's holding them back.
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