For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
chuck at codefab.com
Fri Aug 10 16:59:30 UTC 2007
On Aug 10, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Jon Rosenberg (PBM) wrote:
> Microsoft is pleased to submit the Microsoft Permissive License to
> the OSI for consideration as an OSI approved license. Microsoft
> believes that this license provides unique value to the open source
> community by delivering simplicity, brevity, and permissive terms
> combined with intellectual property protection.
> The three sections below provide the information required for the
> discussion portion of the approval process. We look forward to
> working with the OSI on this submission process and discussing this
> submission with the open source community.
Thanks for your license submission. This seems to be a
straightforward permissive license with strong patent protection
terms; in particular, section 3(e) with regard to disclaiming
warranty obligations seems to be well written to acknowledge that
different legal frameworks may override such disclaimers.
The MSPL seems to be fully OSD-compliant. Although, as you've noted,
it is not miscible with the GPL or similar licenses which seek to
govern how a combination is licensed.
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