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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 23 20:40:09 UTC 2007

Thatcher, Jim E. (Woodcock Washburn) wrote:
> 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).

The clarification that followed is helpful with regards to proprietary
(distributed as object code only) derivative works.  However, you have
not addressed the issue of source code redistribution in as much detail.
 Is it your interpretation that the license forbids derivative works
distributed in source code form from having a different license (e.g.
GPL) govern the whole?

Matthew Flaschen

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