[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

John Luke jluke@users.sourceforge.net
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:42:14 -0400

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 22:59:31 +0200, Christoph Wille
<christophw@alphasierrapapa.com> wrote:
> If you take existing MIT code and stick it into a GPL application, fine. If
> you extend a GPL application with newly written code that must rely on
> infrastructure (short for assemblies and existing code) provided by GPLed
> code, you cannot license that new code under MIT unless it does not contain
> any linkage against GPLed code at the time you license it as MIT.

Unfortunately, I thought of another issue to respond to.  Using this
logic, you would have to consider all AddIns to be derivative works. 
Is this your opinion, that it is not possible to write wholely
independent AddIns for SharpDevelop or MonoDevelop unless they are
also released under the GPL (even though there are none to my
knowledge)?  Please say no, as I think that is a terribly limiting