[Fedora-legal-list] Fwd: Re: [Scratch] scratch gpl licensing -- combining with apache, and gpl v3
mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 6 23:34:55 UTC 2012
----- Forwarded message from Amos Blanton <amos at scratch.mit.edu> -----
> Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:43:47 -0500
> From: Amos Blanton <amos at scratch.mit.edu>
> To: Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: Re: [Scratch] scratch gpl licensing -- combining with apache, and
> gpl v3
> Thanks for writing about this. These licensing issues are really
> unfortunate, because they take so much time and energy to resolve.
> We first looked at re-releasing under the GPL v3, but the MIT Technology
> Licensing Office doesn't allow the use of the GPL v3 because of patent
> clauses they cannot accept.
> However, we've since spoken with an intellectual property lawyer about
> this, and their interpretation is that the Scratch image is an aggregation
> of the Squeak interpreter's virtual machine, under the Squeak license, and
> Scratch, a separate work that requires the Squeak virtual machine. So the
> license status of the two works is independent: the Squeak license for the
> VM, and Scratch under GPL v2.
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 10:09:37AM -0400, Amos Blanton wrote:
> > > Thanks for your efforts getting Scratch into Fedora.
> > > We're looking into this and hope to get back to you soon.
> > Hi Amos. Not to harass, because I know these things take time, but I wonder
> > if you have an update? Thanks!
> > --
> > Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
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