Microsoft's shared source licenses
cowan at ccil.org
Sat Apr 29 14:42:45 UTC 2006
Zac Bowling scripsit:
> So what do you guys think of the new Microsoft shared source licences?
> The FSF of Europe said that 2 licenses (MS-PL and MS-CL) are both
> free/open source compatible licenses.
Because Microsoft hasn't submitted these licenses for OSI approval,
neither this list nor the OSI has taken a position on them. Personally,
I agree with FSF Europe.
This license is not Open Source, but I think Microsoft would have a
very difficult time using it as a poison pill. Still, it can't hurt
to be safe.
> look at IronPython's license:
This license looks Open Source to me (IANAL, this is not legal advice,
I don't speak for the OSI).
> Very similar. I see this one most in a lot of Microsoft applications. A
> few terms in there scare me.
Time alone is real John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
the rest imaginary
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