[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 22:31:18 +0200

At 10:18 PM 7/13/2004, Todd Berman wrote:
>On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 22:12 +0200, Christoph Wille wrote:
> > All code that links against / includes any code that originates from
> > #develop must be GPL.
>I don't believe this is true at all.
>My understanding (backed up by people who have fought this licensing
>debate since the beginning of time), is that we can release MonoDevelop
>as a GPLed product, and have it include MIT X11 code. The MIT X11
>license will apply to 'all new code', which would mean any new
>assemblies, like the SourceEditor, or new code placed into the core

True for all code / assemblies that do not link against anything that 
contains any code from #develop.

New code placed into existing assemblies: hairy, and legally highly 
interesting I assume. How far would the "linking" go? A "using" statement? 
An implementation of an interface? Calling into a GPL-ed class method?