Python no longer GPL-compatible

Andrew C. Greenberg werdna at
Fri Sep 8 09:17:18 UTC 2000

At 8:00 AM +0200 9/8/00, Cees de Groot wrote:
>Andrew C. Greenberg <werdna at> said:
>>Perhaps GPL-incompatibility isn't such a bad thing, after all?
>Java software has problems with the GPL as well, because indeed the
>GPL is strictly about compile/link/execute environments (or 100% pure
>GPL environments like Emacs). The solution is to adopt the LGPL, and
>I think that works with Squeak code as well.

LGPL libraries certainly can be linked to Squeak-L, but not all 
libraries are LGPL'd -- and FSF presently recommends against its use. 
In time, however, the proliferation of development environments with 
free, but GPL-incompatible, environments will likely lead library 
developers to adopt a more laid back approach, or at least to permit 
dual licensing -- which seems to be a trend.
Andrew C. Greenberg		acg at
V.P. Eng., R&D, 		813.885.2779 (office)
NetWolves Corporation		813.885.2380 (facsimile)

Please use werdna at instead of werdna at

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list