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

James Michael DuPont mdupont777@yahoo.com
Thu, 23 May 2002 23:11:44 -0700 (PDT)

> On Thu, 23 May 2002, James Michael DuPont wrote:
> > They also dont want applications like gcc to be
> > released as shared dlls that can used in a library
> > form.
--- Daniel Carrera <dcarrera@math.toronto.edu> wrote:
> I wouldn't want the gcc to stop being GPL.  I *want*
> the software that I
> use to be GPL.  I find assurance in knowing that the
> sofware that I use
> will remain publicly available and no one will be
> able to "take over" that
> software (the case of Kerberos is an example of what
> I mean).
> The fact that that the GPL ensures that software
> remains available is
> crucial.  It encourages innovation and the sharing
> of ideas.  Linux would
> not have become what it is without the GPL.

Ok, now how would you implement the full
CodeDOMProviderClass (with parsing and error checking)
for  c/c++/fortran/ada? 
You would re-write the parsers in C# under x11, good

No, You would use the gcc to do the parsing for you?
Well it is gpled. Users could not use a GCC
CodeDOMProvider without their programs being GPLed.


James Michael DuPont

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