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#develop and commercial license

Can i distribute an application made with #develop under some
commercial license (sahreware)? The GNU license is valid for modifyed
versions of #develop source code only, or also for software made with
the it.
Thanx in advance, and sorry for my English.

Nov 17 '05 #1
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You are fine to develop commerical application using SharpDevelop.

The GPL states that if you create a derivative work i.e. you modify existing
code or link statically or dynamically to a GPL'ed library then your work is
also GPL'ed.

Just because you are using a GPL'ed tool to create a new product does not
mean it is now GPL as well. For example GCC is one of the most popular
compilers, it has a GPL license but many people use it to compile their
commerical programs, just because you used the program to create another
product does not mean you now have GPL code.
In short - if you did not modify GPL code and did not link statically or
dynamically to a GPL'ed library then you code is not GPL.

Hope that helps
Mark R Dawson.

"[b2:ss]" wrote:
Can i distribute an application made with #develop under some
commercial license (sahreware)? The GNU license is valid for modifyed
versions of #develop source code only, or also for software made with
the it.
Thanx in advance, and sorry for my English.

Nov 17 '05 #2
Thank you.

Nov 17 '05 #3

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