[Mono-dev] Off topic: Reflection and Licensing question

Piotr Zurek p.zurek at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 00:28:39 EDT 2009

Hey guys,

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 16:03, Michael B. Trausch <mbt at zest.trausch.us> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:12:41 -0400
> Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
>> Loading GPL code into a proprietary application is not allowed by the
>> GPL.    You can do that in the privacy of your home, but you can not
>> redistribute this configuration without infringing the license.
> I am not sure what you mean by that.  Linking GPL code into a
> proprietary application is certainly not permitted.  If I author a
> proprietary application and I link against a library that is GPL, then
> I must either retain the application in-house and never distribute it,
> or I must distribute it under the GPL when I _do_ distribute it.  Since
> the GPL's effects only kick in upon distribution, and not usage, this
> makes sense.

I propose to take this discussion to comp.software.licensing where you
can find endless threads about those issues. Quick search of that
group for just GPL: http://tinyurl.com/d7pdjq .


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