[cairo] Re: License for cairo changed to LGPL

Carol Spears carol at gimp.org
Tue Aug 10 12:06:43 PDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 01:59:55PM -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
> [ 
>   I wont be able to read any replies until two weeks from now
>   as am going on vacation -miguel
> ]
> > > this prevents our users on embedded systems 
> > > from creating a applications that do not 
> > > offer the LGPL requirements
> > 
> > I thought the mono libraries are under LGPL, too.
> They are dual licensed and they are offered without the linking
> restriction to folks that need so.
> Those who needed that paid for the work to get Mono on PPC (Linux and
> MacOS) and also paid for the precompilation of binaries (Ahead of Time
> compilation) and a few hooks to do real time systems.
> We can do that as we own the whole copyright of Mono, but am afraid that
> Cairo going GPL without copyright assignment and a path to have
> proprietary extensions will not permit that use.
wow, so novell will not be able to use cairo because it is free?  i
think it is time to rejoice and feel sorry for ximian and the mono

good luck out there.


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