Pre-Release of the Scratch Source Code

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at
Wed Jan 2 12:01:34 UTC 2008

I'm really confused about the license. Is it MIT or not? Stuff like
"That means that all you can do with the pre-release is to read and
study the code." and "allow you to distribute derivative works based
on the Scratch source code for non-commercial uses" doesn't sound very
MIT-like to me.


2008/1/2, Jens Moenig <jens at>:
> Dear Squeakers,
> Just to let you know that MIT has pre-released the Squeak source code of
> Scratch.
> Check out John Maloney's announcement in the official Scratch forum:
> The release mainly consists of a slightly modified developer's image and a
> changes file all based on a trimmed down and streamlined 2.8 (!) version of
> Squeak. Another interesting feature this dev-image contains is a built-in
> one-click deployment script to be found in a special developer's menu. In
> any way it's great fun to play with, and a source of inspiration to me, on
> how to create a great Smalltalk application out of a rather small base
> image.
> To fully use the non-Scratch parts of this dev image you should also get an
> old v2 sources file.
> - Jens -
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