[Mono-list] using lgpl in mono class libraries

Jay Freeman (saurik) saurik@saurik.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 03:47:35 -0500

I think I'm missing something fundamental here... LGPL is the "GNU Lesser
General Public License".  This is different than the GPL, and shouldn't have
any nasty issues with linking.  It was originally called the "GNU Library
General Public License", but Stallman changed the name because he didn't
want to encourage people to use it.

Why is there any issue in using LGPL?

Jay Freeman (saurik)

----- Original Message -----
From: <sebastien.lambla@6sens.com>
To: <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 3:25 AM
Subject: [Mono-list] RE : [Mono-list] using lgpl in mono class libraries

> I fully agree with Per on that one. The reason for the mono project is
> to be able to run .net framework-based apps to run on linux systems
> without modification, isn't it ?
> Moreover, if the source code is linked to the .net Microsoft class, when
> does the Microsoft License and when does the LGPL license apply ? Would
> all software which "might" be able to run on the Mono classes be covered
> by the LGPL? Or only when the software is run on Linux? On the latter,
> it's the user responsability if the Mono framework is to run an
> application, not the developpers : you can't enforce a license model on
> all software devs.
> What do you think guys?
> Sebastien Lambla