Will Microsoft be Fully Allowed into the Open Source Boys Club?
Oct 23, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitchell Ashley)
"During the week the Open Source Initiative organization
approved two Microsoft licenses as OSI compliant, the Microsoft
Public License (MPL) and the Microsoft Reciprocal License (MRL).
From all reports, both sides (OSI and Microsoft) played nicey-nicey
and after a few changes to the Microsoft licenses they sailed
through without any shouting. That wasn't true externally as some
wanted to make a beef 'in principle' for allowing capitalistic
Microsoft to have any license they could legitimately call open
source, more-less licenses that are OSI approved. Sort a fox in the
open source hen house argument. But Microsoft played this wisely
and to their benefit..."