[Mono-list] Licensing issues

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 10:23:24 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:15 AM, pamtos <pocm at soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am wondering if in using mono (due to its relation with .NET) I am burning
> myself to the ground. Is it feasible to develop [web] applications using
> mono and sell them without source disclosure?
> If there are things I should be aware when using Mono for commercial
> development, what are they?
> Cheers,
> Paulo Matos

The Mono framework libraries are released under the MIT X11 license.
You are under no obligation to release any of your sources if you
compile with Mono.  (Except in the case that you are compiling against
other third-party libraries -- check their licenses first.)

(By the way, the C# compilers in Mono used to be released under the
GPL and are now under MIT X11 as well.  This is only trivia though,
since even using the GPL compilers you would not have to distribute
your source.)

Chris Howie

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