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

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Thu Aug 6 15:29:06 UTC 2015

On 06.08.2015 14:48, Edward Ned Harvey (mono) wrote:
>> 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?

Which question? No one was asking for legal advice.

> 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.

I was solely talking about mkbundle's output. Other distribution
methods, like (self-extracting) archives that might by applied
after mkbundle, were not subject of the discussion.

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