For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sat Aug 18 06:22:51 UTC 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at
>> 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".

I agree, and that's why I said we should approve the licenses regardless
of whether Microsoft actually does distinguish the OSI-approved licenses
from the rest.

Matt Flaschen

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