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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 23 20:58:38 UTC 2007

Chris Travers wrote:
> 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.

No, because the CD or compilation of unrelated software wouldn't be a
derivative work.

Matt Flaschen

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