[Mono-list] CMS on .Net/Mono -> Open Source

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Sun Jan 28 08:06:13 EST 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 12:02 +0300, Maxim wrote:
> I plan to make my CMS based on .Net/Mono (ORM engine + CMS core + CMS 
> modules) an open source solution.
> Could anyone give me a consultation for choosing proper licenses (few 
> simple questions)?

I'm not aware of any papers to help with this choice (though they may
well exist), but the simple mapping is typically:

You want to permit proprietary use of your code and they don't need to
contribute anything back to you --> MIT/X11 or BSD w/o advertising
clause.  Example: Mono class library.

You want to ensure that changes to your code are still accessible to
you, regardless of who makes the changes --> GPL. Examples: Linux, most

You want to ensure that changes to *your* code are still accessible to
you, but you don't care if your code is intermingled with proprietary
code that you will never access --> LGPL.  Examples: GTK+, many shared

 - Jon

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