[Mono-list] The viral license problem (was System.CodeDom.Compiler licensing issues)

James Michael DuPont mdupont777@yahoo.com
Thu, 23 May 2002 15:50:04 -0700 (PDT)

> Indeed, the FSF recommends that you *not* use the
> GPL for libraries unless
> you are writing a library that has unique
> functionality, and you want to
> give an advantage to free software (that's from
> their website).
They also dont want applications like gcc to be
released as shared dlls that can used in a library

> I can't think of a single library that has this GPL
> problem you describe.

> is a conflict that has to be resolved.  One solution
> is to simply remove
> the GPL code (yes, in the case of linking the issue
> is more difficult, but
> that's precisely why people DON'T release libraries
> under the GPL).
So how can you implement this compiler inerface
without rewriting the c# under x11?


James Michael DuPont

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