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A Squeak fork
a fork from the Squeak open-source Smalltalk. We decided to start Pharo because as active Squeakers, and responsible for Squeak 3.9, we felt the need to reconsider choices made. We want to create a better Smalltalk and be free to enhance it without fear of backwards compatibility. Deciding to start Pharo was not easy because we invested a lot in Squeak (some of us wrote several books on Squeak and in particular Squeak By Example http://www.squeakbyexample.org/ ) and we like the Squeak community, but this is really important for us to open a new space. We want Pharo to be an excellent Smalltalk concerned with software engineering practices. We also want Pharo to be agile and be able to evolve. We hope you will like it and help make it better.