[Mono-dev] Mono Class library question

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 11:08:52 EST 2008


That should answer your questions in detail. Note that the class libraries
themselves are under the MIT/X11 license, not (L)GPL.


On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Alex Chudnovsky <alexc at majestic12.co.uk>

> Hi,
> Can someone knowledgeable please clarify whether what I want to do is
> acceptable under Mono's license - I want to take HttpWebRequest class
> and change it for my custom need of being able to provide custom DNS
> server for resolves (this might involve changing actually Dns.Resolve
> function) - I am fully aware that this is not something Mono needs
> because you probably don't want these "extensions" of .NET's
> functionality, however I am concerned whether I am right thinking that
> LGPL 2 license under which (as I understand) class library is licensed
> will allow me to take these couple of source files, add extra
> functionality that I need and link them with my commercial application
> without having to make whole application open sourced - if I understand
> LGPL correctly I will need to make open source actual changes that I
> make to the library itself, which is fine by me.
> Am I right or wrong?
> Initially I looked at Rotor shared source but their license is too
> restrictive so I don't want to get involved with it.
> regards,
> Alex
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