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

Richard Fontana fontana at
Wed Aug 29 02:49:55 UTC 2007

Zac Bowling wrote:
> However this license should be compatible with GPLv3 with the new
> license compatibility section. The GPLv3 says "When you release a work
> based on the Program, you may include your own terms covering added
> parts for which you have, or can give, appropriate copyright
> permission, as long as those terms clearly permit all the activities
> that this License permits, or permit usage or relicensing under this
> License." 

That's a quote from the first public draft of GPLv3 (16 January 2006);
that language does not appear in the final version (or indeed in any of
the later public drafts).

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