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[Help-smalltalk] Re: [squeak-dev] Re: [smalltalk-research] Re: [Esug-lis

From: Randal L. Schwartz
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Re: [squeak-dev] Re: [smalltalk-research] Re: [Esug-list] Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:53:45 -0800
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>>>>> "Yanni" == Yanni Chiu <address@hidden> writes:

Yanni> GLORP is LGPL, with a subsequently added explanation of how the the
Yanni> license should be interpreted in a Smalltalk context. INAL, but this
Yanni> still seems muddy, since it's unclear whether or not the author's
Yanni> interpretation and intentions would override the actual license, which
Yanni> is LGPL. Or, is it the case that the actual license is LGPL + author
Yanni> addendums - gah, another license mess.

And I believe some heavyweights (with actual lawyers they paid) have already
weighed in that the LGPL is equivalent to the *GPL* in a Smalltalk context, so
unless the code is explicitly dual-licensed with a more permissive license as
well, it taints the entire distro.

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