BSD and MIT license "compliance" with the MS-PL
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Thu Apr 16 08:32:27 UTC 2009
saulgoode at flashingtwelve.brickfilms.com wrote:
> It would seem to me that for one license to "comply with" another, it
> should meet the criteria of that other license; i.e., it should both
> permit the actions that the other license permits, and restrict the
I don't think that it needs to permit everything that the parent
permits; the GPL uses a restriction to achieve that. You mustn't permit
things not permitted by the parent.
Also, the MIT and BSD licences in your title are so permissive that they
will only really be compliant with very similar licences, although most
other licences will be compliant with them.
> actions that the other license restricts (indeed, I would consider such
> conditions to be one and the same, merely a matter of the how the
> requirements are worded).
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