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
Tue Aug 28 05:37:02 UTC 2007

Donovan Hawkins wrote:

> You'll notice that there is only one GPL v3, yet there can be many
> different additional permissions or restrictions (though it would have
> been nice if LGPL and Affero could have both been done via the same
> mechanism).

LGPLv3 is an additional permission over GPLv3 using the standard GPLv3
permission mechanism.  The FSF tried (in a draft) doing Affero as a
general restriction, but eventually decided they just wanted a single
license (GNU Affero GPLv3) for this.

Matt Flaschen

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