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Re: squeak

> * Carl Devos (carl@hellea.be) [040316 16:29]:
> > See http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/501
> this looks complicated.

The other possibility is to take more of a principled position.  It is complicated
because of Alan Kay's decisions.

Disney had no business being in this business. 

And IMO, Kay no business in working to help them.

It was an extremely dangerous alliance, which thankfully seems
to have fallen apart of its own accord.

Is a strategic decision now by the Squeak folks to align themselves
with the "Open Source Intitiative" qualitatively different from the
decision to work hand in hand with Disney.

Of course there are licensing issues as a result of all this.

And having one's cake and eating it is never to be expected.


> > It might be useful to contact the Squeak people.
> sure, but this wont be resolved anytime soon.
> one other workaround would be to make a installation package
> which will download and install the existing squeak packages.
> drawbacks: 
> * it will require internet access.
> * it would interrupt the installation with questions
> * it would be software with a really awkward license, not even
>    suitable for non-free.
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