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

Martin Coxall martin.coxall@itouch.co.uk
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 09:35:18 +0100

> 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.

Yes, all the .NET classes should be LGPL. That's what it's for- exactly these 
sorts of cases. BTW, I suspect if you consider using a non-GPL compatible 
license, you would find FSF support withdrawn quicker than you can say 
"Mozilla Public License", and that would be bad.

We could use an Apache-style license, i.e. create a Mono foundation, and that 
would license all the software under an ultra-permissive BSD license, but 
personally I find the BSD license dangerous. 


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