[Pharo-project] legal counsel for pharo?

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu May 12 16:03:12 CEST 2011


>>>>> "Stéphane" == Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> writes:

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

GPL code is incompatible with Squeak core, because it taints the entire
distribution.

(LGPL code *might* be permitted, but nobody has asked the question
firmly enough yet.  We'll have to consult counsel at that point.)

Since OpenQwak is GPLv2, code from that distro is not allowed.  However,
some of the upstream components are released under a compatible license,
and could be included if offered.  It would *not* be possible to take
the downstream patches from OpenQwak though, as once again, that would
taint the distro.

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