[Mono-list] System.CodeDom.Compiler licensing issues (was Hmmm...)

James Michael DuPont mdupont777@yahoo.com
Thu, 23 May 2002 05:39:05 -0700 (PDT)

--- Guenther Roith <groith@tcrz.net> wrote:
> > This is a contridiction! Or you will have to
> > reimplement the entire parser and compiler as X11.
> > Or you will have to move that entire part under
> GPL,
> > and then you have the linkage problem again
> In my opinion it would be in the worst case enough
> to move the compiler to
> L-GPL, but I'm not sure if this is really needed.
Even if you did that,
then anyone can take you compiler and run with it.

You would have no protection against third party

Just think about exposing a AST interface via LGPL,
then a third party could create a code generator using
your nice parser and refuse to expose the code for it.

Any major contribution to the MONO compiler could be
then done as a non-free patch and you lose all the
protection of investment that the GPL affords.


James Michael DuPont

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