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

CÚdric Marcone marcone@mdeo.fr
06 Feb 2003 15:43:36 +0100


You are right but, if your library needs wide acceptance, you will have
to negotiate with every single developers out there, because of the
loads of free software licences (without even speaking of the ****
proprietary software developers). 

On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 15:47, Thong (Tum) Nguyen wrote:
> 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
> companies.
> 
> ^Tum
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> > admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of CÚdric Marcone
> > Sent: Friday, 7 February 2003 3:33 a.m.
> > To: Adam Treat
> > Cc: Freddy BL; mono-list@ximian.com; sebastien.dedieu@free.fr
> > Subject: Re: [Mono-list] - C# / OpenGL and System.Windows.Forms on
> > 
> > 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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