[Mono-devel-list] Embedding Mono in Second Life

Massimiliano Mantione massi at ximian.com
Tue Apr 26 10:22:36 EDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 14:59 +0100, Alex Chudnovsky wrote:
> Have you considered that embedding Mono may require you to open
> source your application?

AFAIK, the Mono runtime is distributed under the LGPL license, while
the class libraries use mostly the X11 license.
Some tools (like the C# compiler) are GPL, but they are not involved
in embedding the runtime...

So, if they use proper care (dynamic linking?), they should be OK.

> That is unless you use commercially licensed version of Mono about
> which I know nawt.

Others will know better, but commercial support is available.
But as I said, just embedding the runtime is not a problem if you
can comply with the LGPL.


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