[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:12:56 +0200

To close this part of the discussion ("#develop should relicense their 
code"): no.


At 04:08 PM 7/15/2004, Martin Probst 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 approach).
>That is of course a just point. But don't you think it would be possible
>to do some refactoring and relicensing in order to keep your core
>application GPLed but make the interfaces needed by MonoDevelop MIT
>If one could achieve a loose coupling between MonoDevelop and SharpDevelop
>only using LGPL/Apache/MIT X11 licenses that should IMHO be GPL compliant.
>Though I'm not a lawyer. (I'm starting to understand why the shorthandle
>IANAL got so popular...)
>That way you could hold up your business model and the MonoDevelop team
>could license their code more liberal. After all you could sell
>MonoDevelop code whichs copyright you don't own together with SharpDevelop
>so it might be some kind of a Win-Win situation (as Miguel mentioned
>somewhere else in this thread).