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

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Thu Aug 6 12:48:41 UTC 2015

> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Robert Jordan
> 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.

This is emphatically a lawyer question. Are you a lawyer?

The legal implication of static linking files is a fuzzy one - What if you're not static linked but then your application gets distributed in a zip file or some other package that joins them all into a single file? What if that package file is self-executable? Very fuzzy.

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