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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 23 21:28:11 UTC 2007

Chris Travers wrote:

> The requirement is clear that a lack of
> right to remove that permissive bit is not an obstacle

What I think is an obstacle is the rule against applying another license
to a source code derivative work of MS-PL code.

 as immediately after
> your excerpt is:
> " (Additional permissions may be written to require their own removal in
> certain cases when you modify the work.)

This says a requirement /*to*/ remove the permission is not an obstacle.
 It doesn't say a requirement /*not to*/ remove the permission is not an

Matt Flaschen

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