[MonoDevelop] Licensing concerns.

Christoph Wille christophw@alphasierrapapa.com
Tue, 20 Jul 2004 18:36:36 +0200

As posted on July 17th by Bernhard, we received a reply from the FSF 
regarding the licensing issues discussed on this list. A PDF of the FSF 
reply is also available at
53-154e-4589-8c86-6140586b7225>. The SharpDevelop team accepts this answer 
as final and authoritative in this matter. We will continue in using the 
GPL for our code as we strongly believe in the value of Open Source Software.

We are happy to see that MonoDevelop can add their own add-ins using the 
X11 license the team prefers. MonoDevelop is in our eyes an important 
factor in the success of Mono and we wish it well.

Last but not least I would like to offer my apologies for a discussion that 
went over board on a topic that is as controversial as it is vital to the 
Open Source community. Efficient and professional resolution of such 
conflicts is of essence for the future of Open Source. Now let us all 
continue what we know to do best - write good code.


At 09:44 PM 7/13/2004, Todd Berman wrote:
>         Until now, the licensing situation for MonoDevelop has been a bit 
> up in
>the air. All of the code that originated from SharpDevelop is licensed
>under the GPL. However, the licensing the various existing contributors
>to MonoDevelop itself have been using is kind of up in the air.
>I am going to be explicitly using the MIT X11 license on all new code
>that I write for MonoDevelop, and would like some input from various
>contributors/users about mandating the MIT X11 for new code inclusion.
>What I would like to see is everyone relicense all their code inside MD,
>both future contributions and past contributions, to MIT X11. However, I
>would like to get some discussion going about requiring/making this