[IAEP] 3 questions about Sugar Desktop Copyleft

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Wed Apr 20 12:24:47 EDT 2016

On 20 April 2016 at 12:15, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:

> You’re confusing Scratch with Squeak.

Yes, I meant to refer to Squeak, not Scratch; I hadn't got around to
looking into Scratch

> Scratch came with its own license that was not GPL compatible. They’ve
> since changed that:
> http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Scratch_1.4_Source_Code

I'm saddened they picked GPLv2 in 2012; and the scratch license itself is
pretty awful. Tsk tsk :)

> I understand that in 2016, Scratch has faded away, and Pharo has taken
> over active development. I saw they rewrote all the Apache parts.
> Pharo has forked, yes, but Squeak is very much alive. Pharo is just better
> at marketing.

Where can I learn more about the nature of the fork? :)
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