Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Matthew Flaschen <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 16:08:38 -0400

Chris Travers wrote:

> Suppose I take BSDL code and include it as whole files into my GPL
> application.  Do those files as distributed in the application cease to
> be under the BSD L? 

No, but they cease to be *only* under BSD.  They key point is that MS-PL
(unlike BSD, MIT, or other traditional permissive licenses) requires you
to distribute MS-PL code "*only* under this [MS-PL] license" [emphasis

Matt Flaschen