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FSFE approves Microsoft 'shared source' licences

Category: News
Posted: 2005-10-22 07:11, Edited: 2005-10-22 12:11

According to FSFEs first glance, the "Microsoft Permissive License" (Ms-PL) and "Microsoft Community License" (Ms-CL) both appear to satisfy the four freedoms that define Free Software. In particular: The Ms-CL also appears to implement a variation of the Copyleft idea, which was first implemented by the GNU General Public License (GPL).

So it looks like Microsoft are edging towards some kind of software freedom.... Of course publishing a license is one thing... Releasing software under that license is another!!!

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