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

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
23 May 2002 21:49:08 -0400


> I bet you they would say that the System.CodeDOM.*
> should all be only available under the GPL.

You are very confused.

The System.CodeDOM API is a mechanism to "build" source code through an
API.  It is just an abstraction so that ASP.NET can "create" pages built
on a number of languages.

Once you have constructed your "CodeDOM", it is written into a file, and
an external compiler is invoked.  So there are no licensing problems.

CodeDOM is just not what you expect it to be.  Read the docs please.