[Mono-list] Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server database supportin Mono ADO.NET

Daniel Morgan danmorg@sc.rr.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:40:53 -0400

The C# class libraries in Mono are under the X11 license.  X11 license is
more compatible with BSD though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Guenther Roith [mailto:groith@tcrz.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:33 AM
To: Rodrigo Moya; Tim Coleman
Cc: Daniel Morgan; Mono List
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server database
supportin Mono ADO.NET


> > At one point in the past I looked at creating a libgda provider for
> > FreeTDS.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time :).  I would like to help
> > create a provider for FreeTDS in mono.  I'm not sure that going through
> > libgda is the correct approach though.
> >
> it's not going through libgda, but it's gonna use the TDS protocol
> directly, either via FreeTDS or talking it directly (if we port jTDS).

A jTDS to C# port would be cool, but take care of the license. It's the
original BSD license and therefor incompatible with the GPL, because of

3. advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must
display the following acknowledgement:
   This product includes software developed by CDS Networks, Inc.

see: http://jtds.sourceforge.net/license.html

If the port is changed enough, not to contain _any_ old code, would it still
work? ;-)