Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2005 11:34 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft is slashing the number of licenses it will use for its Shared Source Initiative from now on, while at the same time radically shortening and simplifying the text of those licenses. The move, which will be announced on Wednesday morning at Oscon, the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam, will see Microsoft cutting back the more than 10 Shared Source licenses that currently exist to only three template, or core, licenses.
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by ZaNkY on Wed 19th Oct 2005 14:02 UTC
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So let me get this right: Microsoft says it wants to try Open Source, and a little later says: "nah, I don't feel like it anymore..."

Or am I misreading something? ;)

(Correct me if I'm wrong)


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by eMagius on Wed 19th Oct 2005 14:34 in reply to "WHAT?!"
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You're missing something. They're simplifying the licenses that they're using -- the headline is misleading.

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RE[2]: WHAT?!
by dylansmrjones on Wed 19th Oct 2005 15:53 in reply to "RE: WHAT?!"
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Anyway... you still have to avoid these MS licenses. They are pure minefields.

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