Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Chris Zumbrunn <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 09:42:01 +0200

On Oct 3, 2007, at 22:12 , Russ Nelson wrote:

> Philippe Verdy writes:
>> A trademark you don't own can't be safely used for advertising  
>> another
>> competing product in every country.
> Truthful use of a trademark is in line with every sane trademark law.
> My advice: don't advertise your product in insane countries.  Life is
> too short to put up with bullshit.

Putting a "Microsoft Public Licensed" sticker on the boxed version of  
your open-source software would probably be pushing the envelope in  
every country. Then again, that's exactly what Microsoft is getting  
themselves into here, but that's fine with me.