MS-PL/GPL compatibility, was Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Chris Travers chris.travers at
Thu Aug 23 20:22:23 UTC 2007

On 8/23/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at> wrote:
> Chris Travers wrote:
> > Or are you reading
> > this to say that the work as a whole containing MS-PL code must be
> licensed
> > as a whole under the MS-PL?
> Well, I read it as saying (among other things) if there is a license for
> a work as the whole in source code form, that license must be MS-PL.

What about a copyright to a compilation of source code works, such as an ISO
image of a CD containing code from separate MS-PL and GPL applications.
Would this require that the whole ISO be MS-PL-only?

If so, does it violate requirement 9 of the OSD?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
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