StrongARM JIT?

Noel J. Bergman noel at
Fri Jun 22 01:28:25 UTC 2001


I have been purusing,
and there is no such clause to be found in that tree, nor any similar
comment, as far as I can see.  In fact, the COPYING file
explicitly provides for derivative works.

Please go take a look, and see for yourself.  :-)

	--- Noel

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Rowledge [mailto:tim at]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 20:51
To: squeak at
Subject: Re: StrongARM JIT?

"Noel J. Bergman" <noel at> is widely believed to have written:

> >> Anyone care to do a StrongARM JIT?
> >Yes indeed - just as soon as the license is less offensive.
> License?  To author a JIT?  What kind of license?  Please explain.  :-)

See the file 'COPYING' in the distribution of the jitter source code. It
expressly forbids me from making my usual living if I look at the code:

>    1. The software may not be used for commercial advantage.  Neither you
>    your employer nor any other organisation with which you are associated
>    are permitted to charge for the software or for other programs that
>    be developed based on any part of the software itself or knowledge of
>    algorithms contained therein.  Do not even look at the software if this
>    restriction might conflict with your professional activities or those
>    your employer.

I rather think that that would be unlawful and surely not in the normal
vein of open source licenses, and almost certainly not concomitant with
the squeak license.

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