beware GNU Smalltalk if you want to contribute to squeak
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Jan 9 03:09:35 UTC 2008
>>>>> "chunsj" == chunsj <chunsj at embian.com> writes:
chunsj> I agree with you on using GST code for squeak is not clear.
No, we don't agree on that. I'm saying that it's *clear* that using GST code
(or any derivative) *for the squeak core distro* is *not allowed*.
chunsj> But frankly speaking, for me, GPL seems better one in terms of social
chunsj> wealth; it can make it sure that the result be returned to the
And here, we don't agree on this either. The GPL trades one set of freedoms
for another. The BSD/Apache/MIT/Perl license trades a different set of
freedoms for another. There's is nothing inherently *better* about the GPL.
But the fact is, the GPL and the BSD-family licenses do not play well
together, and Squeak is under a BSD-family license. Therefore, if you *want*
to *ever* contribute to the Squeak core distro, you clearly cannot look at GST
to copy code, and to be safer, you cannot even *look* at the code in fear of
implementing Squeak code in a provably similar way. Please maintain a
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