[Mono-list] any comments out there about this article

Sebastien Lambla sebastien.lambla@6sens.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 23:51:00 -0700


I totally agree on the need for the JIT, compiler and such to be relased in
GPL. My problem is for the class library. If a non-free software with a
non-free license is run on top of a GPL'd mono class library, what happens?

Sebastien Lambla

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Tai [mailto:lichengtai@yahoo.com]
Sent: mercredi 11 juillet 2001 13:55
To: sebastien.lambla@6sens.com; Nathan Torkington; Brian Mastenbrook
Cc: mono-list@ximian.com
Subject: RE: [Mono-list] any comments out there about this article

This is ridiculous.  By your account Mono may as well
use Shared Source, to be ok with Microsoft.

Remember, Mono is a Free Software project, and
supports the goal of advancing Free Software.  The
license for the run time system should be either the
GPL, the GPL with exceptions (like the Guile
license/libgcc license), or the LGPL.

--- Sebastien Lambla <sebastien.lambla@6sens.com>
> About the license problem,
> it seems quite obvious that GPL propagation is not
> feasible for mono, as it
> would contaminate software being run on top of it.
> We have to find a non
> propagating open source license, which would be by
> the way ok with
> Microsoft.

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