[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:45:36 +0200

We chose the GPL on purpose so no-one can integrate our code in a non-GPL 
application without our explicit permission. And as Miguel has already 
touched upon this issue, we (#develop) intend to sell differently licensed 
components. We can do so, because we have copyright assignments of all our 
contributors (OOo and StarOffice being a prime example of this approach).

How do you think would MySQL AB react if you asked them to relicense some 
of their older releases to MIT?


At 01:26 PM 7/15/2004, Martin Probst wrote:
>I'm only following this thread as a MonoDevelop user and I don't really
>understand the issue.
> > We never said that our point of view is of "fundamental ethical"
> > proportions - it is strictly focused on legality.
>If the problem is only a legal problem, why don't you just go ahead and
>create another exception of the GPL for MonoDevelop? As far as I
>understand you can relicense your code if you wish to. And if MonoDevelops
>contributions are MIT X11 you can integrate their good work so both sides
>take revenue from each other. OpenSource software style.
>I don't see any legal issues keeping you from doing that, or am I
>missunderstanding things?