[cairo] Re: License for cairo changed to LGPL

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Aug 9 21:50:53 PDT 2004


   For what its worth, we also (Mono) would like to avoid the LGPL for
Cairo, as this prevents our users on embedded systems from creating a
applications that do not offer the LGPL requirements.

   We might be stuck with the MIT X11 library and having to gradually
bug fix it, or having to disable the System.Drawing/Cairo support for
embedded folks.

   Incidentally: I just realized that our library libgdiplus (an
implementation of GDI+ on top of Cairo for Unix) is under the LGPL, and
we will rectify this as soon as I come back from vacation.


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