[Pharo-project] new Cog VMs uploaded

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed May 4 23:39:42 CEST 2011


Hi chris


> You should be able to extract the code and use it in Pharo/Squeak
> without issue, even if it is GPL.  What you can't do is include it in
> the distribution, since it isn't MIT.  You also shouldn't study the
> code and write your own version of it - I believe that would be a
> derivative work, which would likely make it a GPL derivative.

so it does not exist and this is better because GPL is viral and we do not want it.

> However, if it was extracted, and you brought it in to do profiling,
> and then removed it afterwards, that shouldn't be an issue at all.
> Just remember to remove it after you no longer need it - that way the
> GPL code won't accidentally creep into the Pharo/Squeak code-base.
> 
> Basically, this would be a great example of a project that should be
> an external project and not part of core (or dev).

the problem is that this kind of philosophy goes against the spirit of smalltalk
of been able to read and learn the code and modify it.
> 
> -Chris
> 




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