Subject: Re: Microsoft use of the term "Open Source"
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:51:14 -0500

Jamie Cannon wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> In this case, MSCompBio is licensed under the Microsoft Research
> License - a license which makes source freely available, with the
> condition that usage be non-commercial in nature. This is considered
> standard in fields of research or academia.

That is /one/ standard in fields of academia.  There is another very
successful standard of open source academic licenses, typified by the
MIT/X11 license (http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php), New
BSD (http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php), and others.  Of
course, these all allow commercial reuse.

Matt Flaschen