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

Phillip Dyer p85dyer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 17:00:25 EDT 2006

Thanks for the quick reply. That makes sense to me, I just wanted to be sure
that the GTK# libraries where licensed under the LGPL ( or MIT as the case
may be) and not the GPL. Thanks again for clearing that up for me.


On 10/6/06, Rafael Teixeira <monoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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> ---------------------------------------
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