[Pharo-project] legal counsel for pharo?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Thu May 12 15:57:43 CEST 2011


Randall

what is the position of squeak regarding the inclusion of qwak code in squeak?

Stef

On May 12, 2011, at 3:11 AM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

> 
> A question recently came up on the squeak-dev mailing list about the
> legality of including GPL code in Squeak core, as to where the line
> might be.  This is especially interesting because of the OpenQwaq
> release recently.
> 
> I was able to answer the question for Squeak core definitively by saying
> "if you have questions, Squeak is part of the SFC, so we have legal
> representation through the SFLC".  This permits potential contributors
> to get free legal advice about whether their code would be permitted
> into Squeak core without violating the Apache/MIT license.
> 
> Which got me wondering, for Pharo, what's the equivalent?  Have you guys
> retained a lawyer or other arrangements for which you can sort out
> license issues?  Who is the "SFLC" equivalent for Pharo?
> 
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