[opensource] Open Source Licence Challange

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu Apr 20 14:51:18 EDT 2006

Steven James Samuel Stapleton schrieb:
> Even if you aren't interested in the challenge, a discussion on the
> merits and problems of each license would be interesting.


Looks like you missed a few of the latest in licensing technology (tm):


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Microsoft Permissive License (Ms-PL) - The Ms-PL is the least
restrictive of the Microsoft source code licenses. It allows you to
view, modify, and redistribute the source code for either commercial or
non-commercial purposes. Under the Ms-PL, you may change the source code
and share it with others. You may also charge a licensing fee for your
modified work if you wish. This license is most commonly used for
developer tools, applications, and components.

Microsoft Community License (Ms-CL) - The Ms-CL is a license that is
best used for collaborative development projects. This type of license
is commonly referred to as a reciprocal source code license and carries
specific requirements if you choose to combine Ms-CL code with your own
code. The Ms-CL allows for both non-commercial and commercial
modification and redistribution of licensed software and carries a
per-file reciprocal term.

Microsoft Reference License (Ms-RL) - The Ms-RL is a reference-only
license that allows licensees to view source code in order to gain a
deeper understanding of the inner workings of a Microsoft technology. It
does not allow for modification or redistribution. This license is used
primarily for technologies such as development libraries.


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