Dec 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM
I'd like to utilize a couple of libraries in some software. I've looked at the overriding license, but noticed some inconsistencies in the code headers, such as this from Reproject.cs:

// The contents of this file are subject to the MIT License (MIT)
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Your license is the GNU General Public License, while this refers to the MIT License. Can you please clarify this.

Dec 6, 2013 at 8:27 AM
I am not an expert but the license of dotspatial is LGPL, not GPL, so it is commercial compatible. However since MIT is boh GPL and proprietary software compatible, provided that the MIT license terms are reported in your project somewhere, I think there is no problem in using this library in your proprietary software.

MIT license is similar to the BSD license...almost everything is permitted

Maybe someone more expert than me might confirm (or not) what I wrote

Sep 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM
Can a dotSpatial project coordinator please clarify: May dotSpatial be used with the MIT license instead of LGPL?

If so, can you post MIT as an option to the official LICENSE page ( We would like to use dotSpatial within a commercial, proprietary system and LGPL will not work for us. I realize that LGPL intends to be compatible with commercial software, but it contains some ambiguities and restrictions that will not allow us to use the component if LGPL is the only available license.

If you cannot or will not release with MIT as an option, is it possible for us to purchase a commercial redistribution license that is not LGPL?