Russell Allen russell.allen at
Thu Mar 23 02:06:07 UTC 2000

>>     I would like to know, in simple words, how does the license of
>>Squeak compare to GPL and/or OpenBSD.

"Andrew C. Greenberg" <werdna at> wrote:
>First of all, effective yesterday, IANAL any more (yeah!).


>It grants rights to liberal modify and create derivative works
>(except for the fonts).  This is like, but different from, BSD.
>If you change, however,
>	(1) the methods of existing class objects or their existing
>relationships, or
>	(2) any part of the virtual machine,
>then you must make the modified software "publicly available."

Perhaps you could clear up a question I had about this...

Does "the methods of existing classes objects or their existing
relationships" mean:

(a) all those classes distributed by SqC
(b) those classes in the last Apple version, before SqC went to Disney (and
started creating a derivative work)
(c) something else

In other words, what are the exact limits of this "distribute source code"



Russell Allen

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