delphij's Chaos

选择chaos这个词是因为~~实在很难找到一个更合适的词来形容这儿了……

21 Aug 2007

Microsoft Permissive License

之前没有注意到微软的 Microsoft Permissive License。这是一个非常接近新(三项)BSD授权的许可证,除此之外,这份授权还特别提及了软件专利权的授予:

“(B) Patent Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license under its licensed patents to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, import, and/or otherwise dispose of its contribution in the software or derivative works of the contribution in the software.”

这个授权与Apache/BSD/MIT授权完全兼容,并且回避了使用时的专利风险(唯一不太确定的是,不知道最终用户是否可以合法地利用这些专利)。但是,微软会有多少代码最终以这个授权发布呢?还是让时间来验证它的诚意吧。