[IronPython] License change?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Apr 19 23:58:06 CEST 2010

Personally I think the Microsoft Public License is a pretty good open 
source license and I'm not sure the confusion of *another* license 
change is worth it. My $0.02...

All the best,


On 19/04/2010 23:55, Dino Viehland wrote:
> Hello IronPython community,
> As you probably know IronPython has a long history of releasing our 
> source code under permissive licenses.  Initially IronPython was 
> released under a specific IronPython license which was quite similar 
> to the Microsoft Public License (PS-Pl) we ship under today.  We 
> occasionally hear feedback, questions and a general lack of 
> familiarity from you about the license that we use.  And in several 
> instances, we have been asked why we don't adopt a more popular 
> license, such as the Apache 2.0 License.  We are therefore considering 
> switching our license to a well known permissive license which is more 
> commonly used by open source projects.  Currently we are considering 
> the Apache License, Version 2.0.
> We'd like to hear your feedback before we make any decisions.  Do you 
> think adopting a more popular license, such as the Apache License, 
> would be a good change for IronPython?
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