Microsoft reduces the legal jargon with new Shared Source Licenses

Well, it’s a start. This Shared Source is one step closer to OSS for Microsoft. While they do have some projects that are considered to be Open Source at Sourceforge, it good to see them beginning to make some more concessions with new ideas.

This one is for readers who develop and distribute their source code which may or may not contain source code licensed by other developers.

Microsoft is trying to loosen up and make less legalese on some of their software licensing with their new Shared Source licenses.

These new shared licenses include the following licenses, which I read through and made brief descriptions for my own reference (shared here with readers, of course):

Microsoft Permissive License (Ms-PL) – view, modify, redistribute source code for commercial or non-commercial. Least restrictive, most open. [Read the rest]

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