[Mono-list] Classes in Mono.

Garrett Rooney rooneg@electricjellyfish.net
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 07:09:12 -0400

On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 03:56:37PM -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > >    Just a heads up: if you are considering contributing classes to
> > > Mono, I want to ask you to keep in mind that we might want to change
> > > the license from pure LGPL to GPL with exceptions or other licenses
> > > that might allow Mono classes to be used in embedded systems.
> > 
> > We could dual license those classes that would be applicable to embedded 
> > systems.
> Yep.

Just to throw my opinion in, I would personally prefer to see the libraries
licensed as LGPL.  It seems to me that it would drastically improve the
chances of comercial projects using them, where as if they are GPL'd, even
with an embedded exception, it might push many people to use the MS 'not
really free' implimentation on FreeBSD if they want a C# implimentation on

Personally, I do want to have a C# implimentation on UNIX, and I would prefer
to use mono, but if it's class libraries are GPL'd, that could put a big
damper on things at work.

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