[Mono-list] X11

t3rmin4t0r funwithpnet@yahoo.com
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:49:56 +0530

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:44:24PM -0700, Brad Wilson wrote:
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > Could anyone tell me why Mono uses the X11 license?  I'm sure that there's
> > a page somewhere that says why.

    Mono did not use X11, the libraries were LGPL'd originally. Why they
would UNGPL a product (and lose moral standing in the free software 
community), is not my point to explain.

> There was discussion about why. It amounts to "they wanted support from
> large corporations, which includes Intel and others I can't think of right
> now, who wanted a license different from GPL/LGPL".

    If Intel & HP had *really* wanted to contribute, they would have 
used LGPL. This smells of the Microsoft's "Viral Software" point.

    But this is a much discussed topic -- I could go on like this.
But what's the point ?. Mono has chucked free software philosophy
out of the window for Intel & others's help.

*      not yet another Mono contributor      *