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Miguel di Icaza removes all GPL code from MonoDevelop

Dec 28, 2009, 19:03 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"A couple of weeks ago (Dec 12, 2009 to be exact) Miguel di Icaza made a bold move and pulled all GPL code out of MonoDevelop, replacing it with LGPL Of course the open source community had a lot to say about this. Many users were calling for Icaza to just “start working for Microsoft”. Few could understand why this move was made.

"Some even saw this move as a first step to crippling Linux. Strong words for a move that, when you really think about it, makes perfect sense.

"After reading enough of di Icazas blog, and putting a pieces of a “big picture” puzzle together, it should be clear to just about anyone, that in some cases the GPL isn’t as “freeing” as people would like to think. Let me explain that statement."

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