[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 17:21:17 +0200

At 05:16 PM 7/14/2004, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>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.

MD is a fork of SharpDevelop which is a GPL application, so the MD 
developers *had* to know what they were doing.