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Will Microsoft be Fully Allowed into the Open Source Boys Club?

Oct 23, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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