On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 07:29:47AM -0800, Alan Kay wrote: > >I don't recall Papert talking about software licensing in his books. > >Furthermore, most of the software listed at the Logo Foundation is > >proprietary. Last time I checked, the software which isn't proprietary > >is pretty poor. > > > > http://el.media.mit.edu/Logo-foundation/ > > When did Seymour write those books? OK, good point. The Children's Machine was published in 1993. FSF was pretty small back in 1993. > I think most of this is 20 years out of date and moot wrt HDLT. There are a > number of open source free LOGOs around, and an enormous number of books > with LOGO projects in them, for learners from very early age through > college computer science (Brian Harvey's books) and deep mathematics > ("Turtle Geometry" by diSessa and Abelson). Yah, ucblogo by Brian Harvey is pretty much the only decent unix compatible open source implementation I could find a while back. Dunno, maybe I'm missing more recent implementations. In any case, Squeak looks like a great solution for this market segment. As far as I'm concerned, smalltalk is just as good as logo. Maybe better.
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