[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 16:26:11 -0400

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 22:28 +0200, Christoph Wille wrote:
> At 10:19 PM 7/13/2004, Todd Berman wrote:
> > > 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.
> > >
> >
> >Understood, and agreed, however, we need to provide some sort of
> >licensing sanity thoughout the application, and I am unwilling to
> >mandate the GPL, and am far more interesting in seeing new code use MIT
> >X11, as that allows us potential greater flexibility in the future.
> I see one problem, though: you are using our core. Everything is built on 
> top of that. So... how can anyone write non-GPL code on top of the GPL-ed core?

The code would be X11 licensed, however the product would remain under
the GPL license, unless a day came that all the code had been rewritten
(which, trust me, is *not* going to happen).