[Ironruby-core] License change?

Mark Rendle mark at markrendle.net
Fri Jun 4 07:13:21 EDT 2010

Any specific reasons for choosing Apache, as opposed to BSD (or even MIT)?

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Jimmy Schementi <
Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:

> As you probably know, IronRuby is currently licensed under the Microsoft
> Public License (http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html). Occasionally
> we hear feedback, questions, and a general lack of familiarity about the
> license that IronRuby uses.  In several instances, users ask why IronRuby
> doesn't use a more popular license.  We are therefore considering switching
> our license to a well-known open-source license; specifically the Apache
> License, Version 2.0 (http://opensource.org/licenses/apache2.0.php).
> However, the pieces of IronRuby which are licensed under CPL and the Ruby
> license will not change (pieces from MRI which IronRuby redistributes, and
> YAML).
> We'd like to hear your feedback before we make any decisions.  Do you think
> adopting a more popular license, such as the Apache License, would be a good
> change for IronRuby?
> ~Jimmy
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