Noel J. Bergman
noel at devtech.com
Fri Jun 22 01:28:25 UTC 2001
I have been purusing http://www-sor.inria.fr/~piumarta/squeak/Jitter-3.1/,
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. :-)
From: Tim Rowledge [mailto:tim at sumeru.stanford.edu]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 20:51
To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
Subject: Re: StrongARM JIT?
"Noel J. Bergman" <noel at devtech.com> 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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