License compatibility of MS-PL and MS-CL (Was: (RE: Groklaw's OSI item (was: When will CPAL actually be _used_?))

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 23 23:10:43 UTC 2007

Nils Labugt wrote:
> I find it quite informative. Someone who releases source code under the
> BSDL may later find the code distributed under just about any terms and
> conditions. If the purpose is for the MS-PL to behave in a similar way
> in that respect, then the above statement would not make sense.

Yes, I found it consistent with my interpretation that MS-PL is not a
true permissive license, and that it is designed not to be compatible
with any license that requires a particular license for the work as a
whole (e.g. GPL).

Matt Flaschen

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