[Mono-list] Re: C# class library

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
17 Aug 2001 16:07:25 -0400

> Sure, you said that before.  But may I remind you of these
> questions that have so far remained unanswered?

I can answer those questions, but they seem mostly of religious
nature.  And I honestly find them offensive.

> a) Are you willing to work together more closely with a Free
>    Software initiave like DotGNU than you would for example work
>    together with "EvilCompany"?

I find you making this question offensive.  I have worked for six
years straight writing free software.  

I am also not interested in demonizing anyone.  Including Microsoft.

> b) In particular, would it work for you to make the C# class
>    library a GNU project and to work together with the DotGNU
>    Steering Committee to make sure that this class library meets
>    the needs of the DotGNU project as well as the needs of the
>    Mono project?

I have offered before people to get CVS access to the Mono repository
so they can commit changes to allow the class libraries to work with
their runtimes. 

Mono is not a GNU project because being part of GNU means that I have
to use the expression `GNU/Linux'.   If you want to know why I wont do
this, read (the bottom of):


And that just tells a small part of the story.  But it is not worth
getting into details.

> c) How is the Mono class library licensed? (GPL plus linking
>    exception?  LGPL?) 

You can read the license on the Mono web site: