[Mono-list] - C# / OpenGL and System.Windows.Forms on
Thong (Tum) Nguyen
Fri, 7 Feb 2003 03:47:56 +1300
If you need to use a GPLed library in a non GPL program then you can
negotiate with the copyright holders.
Sometimes GPL can protect OSS developers from being 'exploited' by
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> 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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > CsGL is licensed under the MIT/BSD-license. Thats license is ok, I
> > > The Mesa3D-library is licensed under an similar BSD-license.
> > > At your project-page under http://sourceforge.net/projects/monoglo
> > > stand "License: GNU General Public License (GPL)". Thats what I
> > > MonoGLo is a library. So BSD/MIT is ok and LGPL is ok, but not
> > > (Btw: Adam have choosen for Qt# the same license) :-(
> > Could you please explain *why* you think the GPL is not acceptable
> 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
> 'libraries should be free
> > for proprietary developers'. Do you wish to create proprietary
> with MonoGlo?
> > Adam
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