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Submission + - Microsoft Bans Its Own License (computerworlduk.com)

c0lo writes: The rules for Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace appear to mean that even Microsoft's own MS-RL open source license is banned. "Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement defines in section 1l an "Excluded License":

"oeExcluded License" means any license requiring, as a condition of use, modification and/or distribution of the software subject to the license, that the software or other software combined and/or distributed with it be (i) disclosed or distributed in source code form; (ii) licensed for the purpose of making derivative works; or (iii) redistributable at no charge.

That includes, remarkably, Microsoft's own OSI-approved Microsoft Reciprocal License and possibly even the Microsoft Public License, according to one legal expert.

TFA also asserts that Nokia should worry about it. And, by-the-way, Intel's CEO is on the opinion that Nokia should have gone Android instead of MS... in the light of the above, I tend to agree.

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Microsoft Bans Its Own License

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