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[5]: To be honest...
by ubit on Sun 19th Aug 2007 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: To be honest..."
ubit
Member since:
2006-09-08

Reason why we're buzzing about this is because OSI list is clearly revealing many people stating MS-PL should be rejected because... it's by Microsoft. If it was discussion on legal-basis only, we wouldn't be chatting about it. As MollyC stated, this would be a political reason, not based on merit.


How about, "license profileration"?

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RE[6]: To be honest...
by TBPrince on Sun 19th Aug 2007 01:06 in reply to "RE[5]: To be honest..."
TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

How about, "license profileration"?
That's a different point. While I might agree (even if I think this is lost cause), there's no point in stopping MS-PL while you have tens of others which are less than "rarely used". Plus, you should then start to reconsider them all, if OSI really wants to be taken seriously. And in the list they're not talking about "license proliferation", rather about "stopping the enemy"-like. While Microsoft could live without its license approved, why should you turn OSI into a sidelined committee?

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