[Mono-list] What is the correct way to install onlytheMonoRuntimeon a Windows PC?

mail.matt.mcdonald at gmail.com mail.matt.mcdonald at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 18:47:39 EDT 2006

There are a lot of different versions of the GPL in existence so exactly
when you have to distribute the code depends a lot on which one you're
using. I can't think of a single case where providing a web site with that
code doesn't fulfill the criterion, so I usually just stick to that.
	-Matt McDonald

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On 4/28/06, mail.matt.mcdonald at gmail.com <mail.matt.mcdonald at gmail.com>
> What do you mean by "Invoke the GPL"? Let me preface this by saying that
> not a lawyer or a legal expert, however I believe that if you mention that
> the source is available on www.mono-project.org you should be covered if
> want to distribute mono with your software. If you distribute a derived
> (ie change the code), then you'll need to post the source for that derived
> work online.

IMO, that's not quite correct. Actually, if you produce and distribute
a derived work of a GPL-licensed product then you must make the source
code available *for whom you distributed said derived work*.

This means that you can take a piece of GPL'd code, modify it, and
then sell copies without giving away the source code, BUT as soon as
some of your customers request it, you are forced to give him/her the
complete source code. On the other hand, if someone else (who didn't
receive a copy from you) asks you for the modified code, you're
allowed to deny the request.

Fell free to correct me if I'm wrong.

> I should also point out that things compiled by mono aren't
> required to be licensed in any particular way.
>         -Matt McDonald
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