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: To be honest...
by makc on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC in reply to "To be honest..."
makc
Member since:
2006-01-11

To me it sounds more like "This is my ball and I decide who can play" ;)

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v RE[2]: To be honest...
by TBPrince on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:20 in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
RE[3]: To be honest...
by Beta on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:51 in reply to "RE[2]: To be honest..."
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

If MS-PL is an open-source license, just state that, list and shut up.

The whole point of the list is for them to discuss the proposal, in which, they are defining, is it an open-source licence. Its funny how these things work, I know, it can tax the dumbest of people.

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RE[2]: To be honest...
by ma_d on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:49 in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, that's the OSI's job actually. But thanks for mocking it.

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