Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: "Chris Travers" <chris.travers@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:30:00 -0700
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:30:00 -0700
On 8/21/07, Michael R. Bernstein <michael@fandomhome.com> wrote:
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> This ignores the role of the word 'only'. This means that MS-PL is
> incompatible with every other license, even the BSD license. That's a
> bit different than being incompatible with some other licenses due to
> conflicting requirements.


What conflicting requirements?  I don't think conflicting wording ==
conflicting requirements.

Ok, let us *actually* look at the wording  of the BSDL, we find the
following wording which I believe is entirely equivalent (from the OSI
listing):

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

Note that I am *not* allowed to change the license of BSDL code I distribute
as part of my GPL'd application.  How is the MS-PL different?

Best Wishesm
Chris Travers




On 8/21/07, Michael R. Bernstein <michael@fandomhome.com> wrote:

This ignores the role of the word 'only'. This means that MS-PL is
incompatible with every other license, even the BSD license. That's a
bit different than being incompatible with some other licenses due to
conflicting requirements.

What conflicting requirements?  I don't think conflicting wording == conflicting requirements.

Ok, let us *actually* look at the wording  of the BSDL, we find the following wording which I believe is entirely equivalent (from the OSI listing):

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  • Note that I am *not* allowed to change the license of BSDL code I distribute as part of my GPL'd application.  How is the MS-PL different?

    Best Wishesm
    Chris Travers