[IronPython] License change?

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 09:30:52 CEST 2010

On Apr 20, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Rory Plaire wrote:

>    My $.02: there aren't a lot of people that are familiar with the MS
>    public licenses compared to the Apache/GPL/BSD/etc licenses. For many
>    of them, the mention of "Microsoft" in the license name immediately
>    (erroneously, but immediately nonetheless) makes them conclude a
>    project isn't open source.
>    Adopting a license that people are familiar with will make it easier
>    for them to come to terms with the fact that Microsoft can and does
>    sponsor open-source projects.  And it convinces them from the outset
>    that there isn't some hidden backdoor in the license for Microsoft to
>    exploit.

This makes good sense to me.

+1 for MIT license or somesuch.


P.S. Thank you Microsoft for this excellent project.

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