[Mono-list] Classes in Mono.

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
13 Jul 2001 14:16:30 -0400

> 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.

The GPL + the special exception Rhys is talking about is the same
thing that you see in GNU Classpath: the class libraries used by
Kaffe, and they do allow people to write proprietary applications on