For Approval: Microsoft Community License
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Dec 9 21:27:49 UTC 2005
Alex Bligh scripsit:
> A contributor who uses code in the covered files, then distributes
> his own work has to do so under (broadly) the terms of this
> license (specifically the copyright and patent grant sections).
But not necessarily under the MS-CL itself. In particular,
he can use his own Section 3 terms, including a warranty disclaimer
and patent defense pointing to himself. Only the person who distributes
unmodified source (under 3C) is stuck with the MS-CL itself, and there
is no reason for him to care, since he is simply a disseminator.
Further note that in 3A1, modified code needs to be distributed "along with
a copy of" but not necessarily "under the terms of" the MS-CL.
Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
--Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
John Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
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