For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Aug 17 17:23:54 UTC 2007
Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu):
> I think this would be a very useful step. If OSI approves these
> licenses, it will be recognizing that part of Microsoft's shared source
> licensing program is open source.
That would be, as it turns out, because those two licences _are_ open
source, and constitutes what we call "recognition of obvious truth" and
"conducting a certification mark programme with integrity".
> Microsoft could reciprocate by clearly distinguishing this part from
> the rest.
It would indeed be good for Microsoft Corporation to make some effort to
distinguish licences that are open source from ones that aren't. Maybe
a Venn diagram on the Shared Source Web page. ;-> (Not intended as a
serious suggestion. Some readers may need to consult a professional
Cheers, English is essentially a language in which "up" has
Rick Moen forty-seven dictionary definitions, but
rick at linuxmafia.com antidisestablishmentarianism is considered a "hard word."
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