[Mono-list] Monodevelop made application not starting on ubuntu

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Wed Aug 5 17:05:12 UTC 2015

On 05.08.2015 18:40, Andres G. Aragoneses wrote:
>>> I hope you've considered the licensing implications. In particular,
>>> if you distribute the mono runtime with an application, your
>>> application will need to be GPL.
>> The runtime is LGPL.
> But AFAIU when you use mkbundle you're not "l"inking anymore, you're
> joining everything together in one executable. So then the result must
> be LGPL as well.

Only if mkbundle's --static option is used. Otherwise (w/out --static),
the bundled app is still dynamically loading the LGPLed runtime
(libmono*.so) => the license of the bundled app does not need
to be LGPL compatible.


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