[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

John Luke jluke@users.sourceforge.net
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 02:18:30 -0400

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 07:27:18 +0200, Christoph Wille
<christophw@alphasierrapapa.com> wrote:
> Addins require to link against the infrastructure (core, services, you name
> it); the infrastructure is entirely GPL, not LPGL. As there is *no* linking
> exception in the #develop code base, yes, it is only possible to write GPL
> addins for #develop.

I was mostly concerned with what your intent was, thanks for your
clear answer.  Just so everyone is aware, I am not convinced that you
can state assemblies are 'linked' in the same context as the GPL as a
given.  However, they had this debate about Java also, so who am I to
say.  Given this, I can only hope that you see value in explicitly
allowing proprietary plug-ins at some point in the future, even though
I will no longer be around to care.  Good luck.