Submitting GPLv3 and LGPLv3 for OSI inclusion.
billhilf at microsoft.com
Fri Jul 6 17:26:40 UTC 2007
It is under active consideration now. Thanks.
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 7:08 PM
To: Michael Tiemann
Cc: John Cowan; mike.milinkovich at eclipse.org; 'License Discuss'
Subject: Re: Submitting GPLv3 and LGPLv3 for OSI inclusion.
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 codeplex.com, 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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