OT: Mobile Internet Toolkit EULA (was: IsPython really O-O?)
christophertavares at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 13 03:54:30 CET 2001
"Guido Stepken" <stepken at little-idiot.de> wrote in message
news:9sph0u$gj7$02$1 at news.t-online.com...
> Thanx lots for checking this out ! Hmmm, that means, that it is forbidden
> to produce (distribute) code, consisting of (L)GPL Software and Microsoft
> OpenSource. One is not allowed to mix code. BSD License + Microsoft Code,
> that's OK !
> Any ideas, why ?
> regards, Guido Stepken
Simple - the Microsoft code in question is NOT open source in any way, shape
or form. It does include some source code and program samples, but it's not
open source, and the end user does not have redistribution rights.
The phrases in the EULA doesn't really add anything - actually, the GPL
includes the same clause (If you link GPL code with non-GPL code, you can't
release the program unless you change the license of the non-GPL code). It's
just Microsoft's lawyers & marketing dept. getting together and rattling
The reason that the BSD license works with MS code is that the BSD license
says, basically "use this, but you can't sue us." No requirements to change
licensing on any other code.
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