Subject: Re: Interesting "almost open source" Microsoft tactic
From: "Benjamin J. Tilly " <ben_tilly@operamail.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 02:54:07 +0800

ken_i_m@elegantinnovations.net wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:59:34AM -0500, La Monte H.P. Yarroll (piggy@timesys.com)
wrote:
> > Its very clear that they are attempting to be GPL compatable.
> > 
> > The inability to sublicense just confuses me.  It isn't as if there is a 
> > license registration procedure.
>  
> IMNAL but I believe that this "inability to sublicense" precludes 
> this "GPL compatable".

IANAL either, but Eben Moglen is.

http://www.newsforge.com/software/04/02/26/1448253.shtml shows his
response both after seeing a small part of the license out of context
and then after seeing the full license.

He doesn't offer a definitive answer, but he indicates that it
probably is GPL incompatible.

Cheers,
Ben