[Mono-list] - C# / OpenGL and System.Windows.Forms on

CÚdric Marcone marcone@mdeo.fr
06 Feb 2003 15:32:53 +0100


Because linking to a GPLed library "forces" your software to be GPLed,
not with LGPL.

On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 14:08, Adam Treat wrote:
> --- Freddy BL <freddy_bl@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > CsGL is licensed under the MIT/BSD-license. Thats license is ok, I think.
> > The Mesa3D-library is licensed under an similar BSD-license.
> > At your project-page under http://sourceforge.net/projects/monoglo there 
> > stand "License: GNU General Public License (GPL)". Thats what I don't like. 
> > MonoGLo is a library. So BSD/MIT is ok and LGPL is ok, but not GPL!
> > (Btw: Adam have choosen for Qt# the same license) :-(
> 
> Could you please explain *why* you think the GPL is not acceptable for libraries?  The GPL is one
> of the most widely used Free Software licenses.  The LGPL license is known as the *lesser* license
> and was created for strategic reasons not because of any principle that 'libraries should be free
> for proprietary developers'.  Do you wish to create proprietary software with MonoGlo?
> 
> Adam
> 
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