MS-PL/GPL compatibility, was Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Aug 23 23:07:14 UTC 2007
Chris Travers wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> You appear to be right here. Ouch. Talk about overreaching :-( I hope
> *somebody* stands up against this sort of copyright abuse.....
By the GPL, or the MS-PL?...
> This effectively means "you can only include works under this license which
> you can relicense under terms with identical *restrictions* to this license"
> by this reading :-(
If you mean the GPL is overreaching, I disagree. Permissive licenses
are designed to be okay with pretty much any added restriction, so why
shouldn't they be okay with the GPL's restrictions?
I don't think I'd say the MS-PL is overreaching either. What I will say
is that I don't think it's a genuine permissive license.
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