Submitting GPLv3 and LGPLv3 for OSI inclusion.

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Jul 6 02:08:27 UTC 2007

Michael Tiemann scripsit:

> If you can prevail upon Microsoft to submit those 
> licenses by then, we can moot the point.  Otherwise, I'll ask Russ if 
> he'd like to unfreeze the consideration of these licenses.

I have no connection with Microsoft and no influence with them either.

> One question: is there a body of code now covered by the licenses?  
> Although it's a bit of chicken-and-egg, sometimes it's nice to have some 
> code that will become "open source" when a license is approved, rather 
> than just another entry in a too-long list of potential choices.

Some projects at, which is Microsoft's open-source project
hosting site, use the MS-PL (scriptdoc, e.g.) or the MS-CL (vescreensaver,
e.g.).  MS says that only projects under Open Source licenses are legal,
so at least implicitly MS treats MS-PL and MS-CL as Open Source.

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