How to change the squeak licence ?

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at
Mon May 9 18:26:24 UTC 2005


> On 5/6/05, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire at> wrote:
> > Cn you reword? I will be interested to understand what you mean by "VRI
> > has nailed this problem"
> > 
> Read the license on
> - that's
> the only license you're going to get when you download Croquet.
> Viewpoints Research Institute effectively gives you a license to
> Croquet (and, because it is included with it, Squeak) that is mostly a
> MIT/BSD style license. Which means that it appears they have nailed
> the problem of re-licensing Squeak.

  Please notice that the latest movement in VPRI around this "changing
license" is not related to Croquet, nor Croquet License.  It is an
attempt to get different license for Squeak.

> And even if they haven't, if someone complains, I can simply point to VRI :-)
> Therefore, the easiest way to 're-license' Squeak is to:
> a) download the OpenCroquet Jasmine release;
> b) strip all the 'excess code' (compared to, say, a Squeak basic image)
> c) release as Squeak under any license we like (plain MIT would be fine).
> This is a bit of a technical effort, but at least we know how to deal
> with that, and saves us the hassle of having to talk to Apple, Disney,
> ... lawyers.

  As Andreas said, this doesn't sound like a good move to take in hassle.

-- Yoshiki

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