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Groklaw: Someone Suggests 2 MS licenses Get OSI Approval

Dec 12, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"This is a very strange story. I don't know what to make of it, so I am putting it out there for the rest of you to figure out. CCIL's John Cowan has posted two Microsoft licenses to license-discuss@opensource.org, suggesting that they be given OSI approval. But he claims to have no connection with Microsoft, which raises some natural questions...

"'Microsoft is adding new licenses to its Shared Source Initiative which I believe qualify as open-source licenses,' he writes. The first is the Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL) and the second is the Microsoft Community License (MS-CL)..."

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