License compatibility of MS-PL and MS-CL (Was: (RE: Groklaw's OSI item (was: When will CPAL actually be _used_?))

Nils Labugt elabu at
Thu Aug 23 20:21:27 UTC 2007

tor, 23.08.2007 kl. 15.51 -0400, skrev John Cowan:
> I take the liberty of quoting the points that concern me:
> > The Ms-PL permits redistribution of modified or unmodified versions
> of
> > Ms-PL-licensed code in object code/binary form under other licenses
> as
> > long as those licenses comply with the Ms-PL.  
> [...]
> > By "complies with this license" the Ms-PL means that your license
> must
> > not purport to grant more rights to the Ms-PL licensed software than
> are
> > granted to you by the contributor(s).  
> [...]
> > It is Microsoft's position that copyright/patent holders have the
> right
> > to offer to license their copyrighted/patented work under whatever
> terms
> > they choose, including offering the work under more than one
> license.
> I sincerely hope that these reassurances will dispose of all bogus
> incompatible-with-everything claims, though I know this list far too
> well to suppose that we will actually hear no more of them.

The first two of your quotes concerns binary distribution, not source
code distribution.

Nils Labugt

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