BSD and MIT license "compliance" with the MS-PL
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Apr 18 21:36:27 UTC 2009
Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
>> From a FSF perspective, they're pretty lucky that it's a license
>> associated with Microsoft and not a more neutral one. The folks
>> that might be inclined to take such defensive action probably
>> dislike Microsoft more and would never use a license named MS-PL.
Do you think permissive licensors like Theo de Raadt are uninformed or
can't afford legal advice? If they wanted a license like this, they
would have asked for it long ago. But they didn't, because it goes
against their core principles. Perhaps instead of vague implications,
you could suggest a licensor that wanted this but was too dull to ask,
and is also irrationally scared of the MS name.
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