Squeak 2.0 for Debian GNU/Linux

Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de
Thu Jul 9 19:55:53 UTC 1998

On Wed, Jul 08, 1998 at 08:08:00PM +0200, Eric Marsden wrote:
> >>>>> "MD" == Marcus Denker <marcus at ira.uka.de> writes:
>   MD> There is an experimental package of Squeak2.0 (without updates)
>   MD> for Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 available at:
>   MD> 
>   MD>  ftp://ftp.ira.uka.de/pub/squeak/squeak-2.0.deb
>   MD> 
>   MD> (it is compiled using the new libc6 (aka glibc2), so it is
>   MD> not possible to install it on Debian 1.3 without upgrading).
> Good news! Have you fixed the problem I have with Squeak eating up 99%
> of the CPU (at least on Linux/x86 and IRIX)? 
No, I only recompiled the VM and made a package. 

> A quick question on the Squeak licence (sorry if this has already been
> discussed on the list, but there doesn't seem to be any way of
> searching the archives): is this compatible with the Debian Free
> Software Guidelines[1]?
Hmm, IMHO there are two problems:

1) Fonts. But (according to the text in the "About 2.0" Window) these
   will be replaced in the Future.

2)from the squeak license: 
 6.Export Law Assurances. You may not use or otherwise export or
   reexport the Apple Software except as authorized by United States law
   and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Apple Software was
   obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Apple Software
   may not be exported or reexported (i) into (or to a national or
   resident of) any U.S. embargoed country or (ii) to anyone on the U.S.
   Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the
   U.S. Department of Commerce's Table of Denial Orders. By using the
   Apple Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in,
   under control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on
   any such list.
not good... So if Squeak would be part of a Linux-Distribution, the
whole CD-ROM could not exported to some country. (Cuba?). 
So: It's not possible to include Squeak in the official Debian-Distribution.

Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de fon at home:(0721)614235 @work:(0721)608-2749  
Life would be so much easier if we could just see the source code. 

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