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18Feb/100

Squeak Going 100% Open Source

Good news for Squeak developers. It looks like they are in the final throws of converting all code to the MIT or the Apache license. They still need an official release before the conversion is complete, but it looks like it's just a formality. There have been several problems with the Squeak License. First, the license has a few clauses that are different than most of the mainstream Open Source licenses. An indemnity clause that could require software distributors to pay legal fees to Apple in case of law suit. Another to add in export restrictions. At one time, some of the pieces could not be used in "for profit" software (like the fonts). So all around good news for Smalltalkers!

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