Microsoft's near-OSD-compliant shared source license

David Johnson david at
Tue Jul 1 04:19:08 UTC 2003

On Monday 30 June 2003 09:01 pm, Don Jarrell wrote:

> So, it only says that I cannot, in effect, do something
> that _uses_another_license_ to REQUIRE of subsequent
> distros, what this license accomplishes explicitly in
> its own language.  How parochial is that ?!?

It seems to me to be just as parochial as the GPL and most other strong 
copyleft licenses. At least that's how I read that clause.

David Johnson

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