[Fedora-legal-list] Fedora and MS-PL (Dynamic Language Runtime)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Sat Aug 15 02:55:54 UTC 2009

On 08/14/2009 10:49 PM, C.J. Adams-Collier wrote:
> Hey all,
> We (the Debian CLI Libraries Team) are packaging IronRuby, IronPython
> and the Dynamic Language Runtime for Debian.  Much of the source in this
> package is released under the Microsoft Public License:
> http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-cli-libs/packages/dlr-languages.git;a=blob;f=debian/copyright;h=74dc4d7f7144e9a0251fa2a32177332a01558d84;hb=f3c10b84cf5f12cb670d14232263ac81662ff714
> I asked my friend Brett if he would help us get it packaged up in RPM
> format for Fedora.  He tells me that the MS-PL is not on the approved
> list for Redhat packages:
> 14:55 < wakko666> cj: my main concern about packaging ironruby is licensing. 
>                   Fedora will accept packages under the MS-Shared-Source 
>                   license, but the MS-PL isn't on their list of acceptable 
>                   license.

This is actually not correct, MS-Shared-Source is not a Free license and
is not acceptable for Fedora. I'll run MS-PL past Red Hat Legal to see
what they think about it.



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