Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Matthew Flaschen <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:12:01 -0400

Donovan Hawkins wrote:

> Thus it is less free (in the
> conventional sense) than BSDL, which grants every reasonable freedom one
> could grant for gratis software. I'd have preferred to use "free" to
> designate software which provides all freedoms and basically just
> disclaims against lawsuits and prevents false attribution.

As you say, you're a bit late on this one.  The Free Software Definition
has enumerated what the FSF considered essential freedoms for about 2
decades, since they started the movement.

Matt Flaschen