[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:16:33 -0400


> This specific use case I have never been questioning - code that is 
> entirely independent of MD / #develop can be any license the programmer 
> chooses it to be. Like generic widgets. I'm only challenging tightly 
> integrated code, like addins of any kind - which btw make up most of the code.


What is a shame is that MonoDevelop will *never* be able to run
proprietary plugins, or use plugins that are incompatible with the GPL,
since it would require every author from the original SharpDevelop and
MonoDevelop to relicense their contributions.

I know that you are interested in licensing the SharpDevelop core and
you own the copyright to all the code, but MonoDevelop is no longer
owned by you, so without every contributor in MonoDevelop agreeing to
this change we are screwed.

Hence why MonoDevelop is at disadvantage with Eclipse.