Subject: Re: BSD and MIT license "compliance" with the MS-PL
From: saulgoode@flashingtwelve.brickfilms.com
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:22:03 -0400

I need to be more cautious in my wording.

The last sentence in the following paragraph should more properly be  
stated, "Without offering a patent grant for all code contributions to  
the project, the project can't "comply with" the MS-PL and meet its  
requirements."

> This is the cause for my concern. If a collaborative project
> incorporates some MIT-licensed code then even in the case of releasing
> binaries, unless the project is the copyright holder for the entirety
> of that MIT-licensed codebase (or other arrangements have been made
> with all copyright holders of contributions), it is not empowered to
> terminate any patent claims inhered in that code. Without offering a
> patent grant for code contributed by all project collaborators, the
> project can't "comply with" the MS-PL and meet its requirements.