Subject: Re: Microsoft use of the term "Open Source"
From: Matthew Flaschen <>
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 (, New
BSD (, and others.  Of
course, these all allow commercial reuse.

Matt Flaschen