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

Chris Travers chris.travers at
Thu Aug 23 22:23:00 UTC 2007

On 8/23/07, Wilson, Andrew <andrew.wilson at> wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Ten bottles of best German beer to you if you'll manage to get
> > FSF/SFLC go on record with that regarding GPLv3 and confirm that bits
> > like "the source code for shared libraries and dynamically linked
> > subprograms that the work is specifically designed to require, such as
> > by intimate data communication or control flow between those
> > subprograms and other parts of the work" is nothing but drivel about
> > derivative works under Copyleft Act in the GNU Republic.
> So, absent the snideness, rudeness, mechanical repetition
> of one stock phrase ("the AFC test"), and weasel wording,
> what little remains is that you just don't like copyleft licenses.
> As Rick Moen would say, this is not your blog.  As I would say,
> if you don't have anything relevant to contribute that is germane to the
> licenses under review, butt out.

In other words, when people disagree, declare them off-topic.  Blog posts
about knitting on the other hand.....

I thought this was a list for discussing licenses in general. The subject
has been changed to reflect the changed topic, so what exactly is your

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

Andy Wilson
> Intel open source technology center
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