beware GNU Smalltalk if you want to contribute to squeak

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Wed Jan 9 00:53:15 UTC 2008

If you can get parts of it relicensed, sure. My warning applies only  
to the items *as licensed* which are incompatible licensed with the  
squeak distro. I'm just trying to avoid introducing any more problems  
for squeak.

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On Jan 8, 2008, at 5:17 PM, Diego Fernández <diegof79 at> wrote:

> Sorry but the subject of this mail sounds like FUD to me.
> The Smalltalk community is really small, and Pablo Bonzini (the  
> maintainer of GST) is also very active on this list.
> If I want to port something from GST to Squeak is very simple: I  
> talk to Pablo and the community of GST (which is usually is part of  
> the Squeak community too) and create a package with LGPL license (or  
> LGPL/MIT or whatever)... so I can use it both in Squeak and GST, no  
> big deal. (in SqueakMap there is a lot of packages with LGPL license).
> We are people that can talk each other, not robots driven by license  
> rules.
> Regards
> Diego
> On Jan 8, 2008, at 7:34 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>> Basically, keep in mind that GNU Smalltalk is GPL, and therefore,
>> incompatible with Squeak's license.  Oops.  Don't look inside.  Keep
>> a safe "clean-room" distance from any code in GST.
>> Also posted on
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>> >.
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