[Ironruby-core] License change?

Ryan Riley ryan.riley at panesofglass.org
Thu Jun 17 13:21:37 EDT 2010


The only problem I see is that others may question why MSPL isn't good
enough. I don't know if that's a bad thing; I was always somewhat confused
by the existence of a new license that didn't seem altogether different from
others. Apache 2 works for me.

Ryan Riley

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Jimmy Schementi <
Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:

>  I know that MIT or BSD are by far the most-used licenses for Ruby libs,
> but Apache 2 has had the most success in greasing the open-source wheels at
> Microsoft, and it’s a license both teams can agree on.
>
>
>
> *From:* ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:
> ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] *On Behalf Of *Mark Rendle
> *Sent:* Friday, June 04, 2010 4:13 AM
> *To:* ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Ironruby-core] License change?
>
>
>
> 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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