MonoGame - is it free software ?

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martinh
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se unió: 02/21/2014

Hi, I know Mono itself is considered free software, however, I couldn't find a reference
to a licence on the MonoGame website :(

Quote:" MonoGame is an Open Source implementation of the Microsoft XNA 4 Framework. Our goal is to allow XNA developers on Xbox 360, Windows & Windows Phone to port their games to the iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows 8 Metro. PlayStation Mobile, Raspberry PI, and PlayStation 4 platforms are currently in progress."

http://www.monogame.net/

...anyone know ? thanks !

MrBuggles (no verificado)
MrBuggles

Monogame is licensed under the Microsoft Public License. This is a weak license that is not GPL compatible.

From the Free Software Foundation on this license:
"This is a free software license; it has a copyleft that is not strong, but incompatible with the GNU GPL. We urge you not to use the Ms-PL for this reason."

martinh
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se unió: 02/21/2014

ok, thanks for the info !

lembas
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se unió: 05/13/2010

The problem with mono and related software isn't the license but with patents. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_%28software%29#Mono_and_Microsoft.27s_patents

Not a place I would personally go.

Calinou
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se unió: 03/08/2014

There are plenty of competing engines, using GPL-compatible licenses and free of patent issues, like Godot Engine, Torque 3D, Torque 2D, jMonkeyEngine, libgdx, and even OGRE.

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

also theres all the quake and doom engines
and LÖVE and pygame and sdl, allegro, gosu, rubygame, corange, Blender, HAFF's Game engine, castle engine, panda3d, pearengine3d etc etc etc

you definitely don’t have to worry about choice!

also if what you want is to use c#
i have heard java is close to identical so may want to
have a look at java
and java has loads of game engines

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

And Renpy. And OpenMW. And OpenRA.