[Pharo-project] legal counsel for pharo?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Thu May 12 16:12:30 CEST 2011


On May 12, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "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.

what is an upstream component?
How could openqwak can release a component not GPL if Qwak is GPL?

>  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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