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

Rick Moen rick at
Sat Aug 25 00:55:52 UTC 2007

Quoting Thatcher, Jim E. (Woodcock Washburn) (jthatcher at

> As others have noted, Microsoft took a stab at addressing compatibility
> of Ms-PL with other licenses in the text Mr. Hawkins included below from
> Jon Rosenberg's initial submission of the license. However, there have
> been specific scenarios posed in this discussion that could benefit from
> additional clarifications. I'll try to provide that clarity in the FAQ
> below.

Extremely helpful.  Thank you, indeed!

(I continue to recommend certification of both MS-PL and MS-CL, for 
whatever that's worth.)

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