With commit hash 1300bac39c (corresponding to build number 188.8.131.5252, our Beta 1 release) we have switched the license for SharpDevelop from LGPL to MIT. (SharpDevelop 4.x and older remain LGPL licensed)
This means one very important thing: You can use our source code in your projects (not only the assemblies).
As a user of SharpDevelop, nothing really changes. You still can build applications of any license flavor.
Changes for Contributors
If you want to contribute to SharpDevelop, there are a few things to note:
- For SharpDevelop 4.x, we still require the JCA (otherwise we couldn’t merge from 4.x to 5).
- For SharpDevelop 5, you can sign the JCA or add the following statement to your pull request:
I certify that I own, and have sufficient rights to contribute, all source code and related material intended to be compiled or integrated with the source code for the #develop open source product (the "Contribution"). My Contribution is licensed under the MIT License.
Unless we have a JCA on file or this statement is in your pull request, we cannot accept it.