April 8, 2004

The Impact of Microsoft's New Licensing Scheme

paul hubert writes "Many in the FOSS community consider themselves advocates of GNU/Linux and the GPL. We would like more details on how Microsoft's MCPP initiative will impact FOSS covered by the GPL. Specifically, what are the implications for project teams using, or contemplating using Microsoft licensed technologies? What are the implications to persons, or to businesses that use FOSS in heterogeneous computing environments? The impact of MCPP, both technical and legal, differ for FOSS intended for commercial and non-commercial use. Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this you will have a better understanding of what MCPP is, and its implications on both uses."

Link: penguinpros.com


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