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: Hate to say it...
by babernat on Sun 19th Aug 2007 13:42 UTC in reply to "Hate to say it..."
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I agree with you 100%. Microsoft's intentions are really irrelevant in this matter. The focus should be on the merits of the license itself and whether or not it meets the standards of OSI. It shouldn't matter whether the license was submitted by Microsoft, you, me, or somebody from a small town in the middle of no-where Kansas. Saying, "This license is not really valid because it was submitted by Microsoft" is in and of itself not really a valid statement and shows a decision based off of nothing but emotion.

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