For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Nils Labugt elabu at
Tue Aug 21 15:36:53 UTC 2007

tir, 21.08.2007 kl. 08.15 -0700, skrev Michael R. Bernstein:
> BTW, still haven't seen any statement from Bill Hilf or Jon Rosenberg
> as
> to whether 3D (or indeed the license as a whole) is or is not intended
> to exclude the use of other licenses for distribution in source form.

The following seems clear enough to me:

fre, 10.08.2007 kl. 09.16 -0700, skrev Jon Rosenberg (PBM):
> ·        Can MS-PL code be redistributed under a different license?: 
> No.  The license states that “If you distribute any portion of the
> software in source code form, you may do so only under this license…”
> This restriction is similar to the restriction in the Mozilla Public
> License that states “You may not offer or impose any terms on any
> Source Code version that alters or restricts the applicable version of
> this License or the recipients' rights hereunder.”  The MS-PL license
> explicitly prohibits relicensing of the original licensed code under a
> different license, regardless of whether the original code is
> redistributed in whole, in part or as part of a different piece of
> software.  

Nils Labugt

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