[Gtk-sharp-list] gtksharp-runtime-2.7.1-win32-0.4.exe License Confusion

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 13:05:47 EDT 2006

I've not checked source-by-source file to be sure, but from reading
the README, I think the normal logic of Mono for licensing applies:
probably only the executable programs, like the native glade-2 GUI
designer, are GPL licensed, all libraries are either LGPL (GTK+
itself, GTK#, the managed layer above GTK+) ) or MIT (Mono.GetOptions,
for instance).


On 10/6/06, Phillip Dyer <p85dyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     I'm a little confused over the GTK# and the way it's licensed. I
> chose to write an application using GTK# because of the LGPL license.
> However when I created an installer for Windows I noticed that the
> gtksharp-runtime-2.7.1-win32-0.4.exe installer includes the GPL license,
> the LGPL license, and the MIT license.
>     I want the application to remain closed source, which we can do with
> the LGPL by dynamically linking to the libraries (at least that's how I
> understand it). But I know that we can't do that with GPL licensed
> libraries. Is it just the installer that is licensed under the GPL? Or
> is it certain libraries that it contains? I'm a little lost, any help
> pointing me in the right direction on how to distribute this app would
> be appreciated. Currently I'm calling the gtksharp-runtime installer
> from inside a VS.NET Setup project.
> Thanks in Advance,
> -Phil
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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