[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 22:21:14 +0200

At 09:59 PM 7/13/2004, you wrote:
> > I don't know if it is possible - you could dual-license the new code
> > GPL/MIT X11, but I think that's difficult to manage because MonoDevelop
> > code needs to link to GPLed code somewhere ... but for independend
> > libraries I don't see a problem.
> >
>My understanding, and this could be flawed, is that we can insert MIT
>X11 licensed code into a GPLed product without any issues, and it will
>retain its MIT X11 license. Obviously the existing GPLed code from
>SharpDevelop would stay GPLed, no one is disputing that.

You can insert MIT-licensed code in a GPLed application. But the result of 

Bottomline: unless you remove all code from #develop from MonoDevelop's 
codebase, the result is MonoDevelop is a GPL application, even with 
MIT-licensed contributions. Which will cause one hell of a problem for 
people who want to reuse code but don't see immediately what was which 
license originally.