The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has approved two of Microsoft's shared source licenses. The controversial move paves the way for developers to use the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License as a valid methodology for creating open source applications. Microsoft's relationship with the open source …
Can you name the other 50?
Without looking, and apart from the GPL license, can you name the other 50 licenses approved by the OSI?
Who cares, it's GPL2 for open source, GPL3 for patent protection on your open source. It could be 50 or 5000 licenses approved by the OSI, nobody cares the only people who use those other licenses are the companies that wrote those other licenses. It's just noise, nothing but noise.
Interesting, I look forward to seeing lots of Microsoft applications released under these licenses. It would be a little cynical of me to believe it's nothing more than an attempt to sneak Microsoft branding into an area that it's traditionally not been associated with.
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