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Microsoft welcomes OSI open source to Win8 store

Dec 12, 2011, 14:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"The invitation does not extend to GPL.

"Microsoft's agreement continues:

"'If your app includes FOSS, it must not cause any non-FOSS Microsoft software to become subject to the terms of any FOSS license.' Although Microsoft didn't name it, it's talking about GPL.

"Microsoft has been warming to open-source apps for years now, as a way to help sell more copies of the underlying Windows client and server operating system."

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