[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 15:38:16 +0200
At 03:25 PM 7/15/2004, Urs C Muff wrote:
>>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
>That is obvious, when it comes to YOUR code, and YOUR distribution of
>#develop, but absolutely non-obvious for so called derivative work.
>Are you implying that you want to sell MonoDevelop as well to YOUR profit,
>that would be outrageous!
No. How come you thought that?
>>How do you think would MySQL AB react if you asked them to relicense some
>>of their older releases to MIT?
>Nobody is asking YOU to relicense ANYTHING, they are just relicensing
>THEIR OWN GOODS, is that so difficult to understand? YOU did not write
>the code that John and Todd wrote, so it does not belong to YOU/#develop,
>it's as simple as that. They may have to provide their code in a GPL'ed
>version but that does not make it YOUR code!
We have sent an inquiry to the FSF - all non-lawyers please hold off your
comments until we have a professional feedback. This starts to get nowhere.