Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Chuck Swiger <>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:28:18 -0700

On Aug 10, 2007, at 7:50 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> Really?  Why can't you take some files which were under the MSPL with
>> others under the MSCL, build and link 'em together, and distribute  
>> the
>> resulting binary together with the various source files, preserving
>> their original licensing?
> You can if you keep them in separate files.  But this is less  
> compatible
> than e.g. BSD, which allows you to include BSD code in a file under
> essentially any license as long as the BSD license notice remains  
> intact.

True.  You've made a set of points in partial reply to me and also to  
Donovin which are well taken, so I won't reply to each individually,  
but I do wish to acknowledge that I agree with your position in  
them.  :-)