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Christoph Wille

License Change for SharpDevelop 5

With commit hash 1300bac39c (corresponding to build number, 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.



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