For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sat Aug 11 02:50:48 UTC 2007

Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Really?  Why can't you take some files which were under the MSPL with
> others under the MSCL, build and link 'em together, and distribute the
> resulting binary together with the various source files, preserving
> their original licensing?

You can if you keep them in separate files.  But this is less compatible
than e.g. BSD, which allows you to include BSD code in a file under
essentially any license as long as the BSD license notice remains intact.

Matt Flaschen

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