[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 16:34:45 -0400

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 22:33 +0200, Christoph Wille wrote:
> At 10:23 PM 7/13/2004, you wrote:
> >Right now, the new code in MonoDevelop is under basically NO license,
> >which is totally unacceptable.
> Not exactly; as every contribution will link against something that came 
> from #develop (core, whatever else) it is derivative work. Even though it 
> is lots of work. That's the whole idea of the GPL.

It is not a derivative work just because it 'links', if linking created
a derivative work, you wouldn't need the tainting clauses in the GPL.

We basically took an existing framework that was licensed under the GPL,
and wrote new code, our code can be licensed under *any* GPL compat
license, which the MIT X11 is. That is my understanding, and has been
repeatedly backed up by people who understand this situation far more
than I.


> Chris