[Squeakfoundation]Re: Sublicensing seems possible

Ted Kaehler Ted at SqueakLand.org
Thu Apr 3 15:27:19 CEST 2003


	I did not see anything harsh from you.  Yes, there are a 
bunch of things that are out of date in the license.

	It is amazing that Apple approved the Squeak license in 1996. 
We in Alan Kay's group were leaving, and Apple was under no 
obligation to make us happy.  It was the cooperation of Jim Spohrer, 
attorney Elizabeth Greer, and Lab director Don Norman that made this 
possible.  They went above the call of duty.   I am still grateful to 


>Nothing I am writing is meant to be ugly or harsh toward you or any 
>individual. I think the license in its day was probably a great 
>license. It amazes me that Apple and its very proprietary nature 
>released such software with such an open license. Most/many of us 
>(and probably including most at Apple) were not highly educated in 
>the ways of open source when Squeak was released. Much has been 
>learned since then by all parties.

Ted Kaehler         http://www.squeakland.org/~ted/
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