Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The OSI License-Discuss mailing list has been ablaze for the past few days since Microsoft submitted its Permissive License to the OSI for official open source license approval. Jon Rosenberg, source program director for Microsoft, posted, "Microsoft believes that this license provides unique value to the open source community by delivering simplicity, brevity, and permissive terms combined with intellectual property protection."
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RE: Code?
by ma_d on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:52 UTC in reply to "Code?"
ma_d
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2005-06-29

I guarantee that if it passed OSI, maybe even if it doesn't, they will. They're not stupid. They'll at least offer some projects they don't believe will sell. Good ideas might be visual studio (which they only sell now in order to not anger customers who already paid, and to keep Borland fro suing) or MSN messenger.

But I doubt you'll see anything that they're charging for now or believe they could charge for later. Keep in mind, I'm not sore about this, it's just part of reality for Microsoft: They have a business model to follow.

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