For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Aug 17 05:58:59 UTC 2007
Chris Travers wrote:
> I won't comment here except to say that having read both licenses, I
> think this is a bigger issue for the Permissive license since the terms
> seem pretty analogous to the new-style BSD license.
No, there's a significant difference, in that MS-PL isn't compatible
with copyleft licenses because it explicitly prohibits sublicensing.
> The MS-CL is slightly different and seems to be compatible with a number of other
> Free and non-Free open source licenses (included by my reading all
> versions of the GPL and MPL).
No, it isn't compatible with the GPL because the combination would have
to be under the GPL and MS-CL of course also prohibits sublicensing (as
you would expect from a copyleft license).
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