Is .NET 5.0 and C# 9 a "threat" to D?
gregormueckl at gmx.de
Thu Nov 12 21:50:09 UTC 2020
On Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 19:24:17 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> On Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 19:08:37 UTC, Gregor Mückl
> The question is what "free" means here. If that part contains
> GPL or LGPL parts then it might be even more useless than a
> commercial license. You can always buy a commercial license if
> you want to and if you think the price is fair and then you can
> do what you want. GPL and LGPL puts restrictions on the
> distribution including your product. What is usually the most
> deterring is that you must open up your system for tampering
> which is a no no for many products.
> D wins here as it is using the Boost license which is a huge
I wrote "free (as in beer)" for a reason above. The basic .NET
framework components don't contain anything that is licensed
under the GPL/LGPL. It's all open source, but not copyleft. The
MIT license is very liberal. You only need to reproduce the
license text somewhere in your documentation and you're good.
More information about the Digitalmars-d