MS-PL/GPL compatibility, was Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Aug 23 20:41:57 UTC 2007
Wilson, Andrew wrote:
> Now, back on the (real) topic, approval of the licenses.
> Unless and until there is an OSD #11 which actually requires
> compatibility with other open source licenses, I do not believe
> OSI can reject a submission solely on the grounds of incompatibility.
I don't think so either. However, I would become inclined to defer
approval until Microsoft clarifies this issue, preferably (but not
necessarily) by clarifying the license itself.
Jim Thatcher, outside counsel for MS, has just posted a clarification
message that primarily addressed binary derivative works. I have just
asked him to explain in more depth what kinds of licenses are permitted
for source code derivatives.
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