I thought this one is worth sharing with everyone because it is quite
funny and also hopefully Hamilton reads this :)
Anyway, so I sent an email to MS for clarification on the license
I sent the email to http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/default.mspx
Here is the email I composed:
I would like to redistribute a compiled version of Yahoo! UI Library:
YUI Compressor for .Net (http://yuicompressor.codeplex.com
according to the web site is licensed under MS-Pl (http://
The project I work in is release under the terms of Apache Software
Foundation License 2.0. Please refer to Apache License for a friendly
According to the MS-Pl license "If you distribute any portion of the
software in compiled or object code form, you may only do so under a
license that complies with this license." , the term complies is not
Does ASL License complies with MS-Pl license?
And here is the reply I got today:
Thank you for contacting the Shared Source Initiative.
Regarding your question about the license compliance, unfortunately,
we cannot provide legal advice. You should contact a lawyer if you
are not certain if a proposed business activity is legal or not.
The Shared Source service team"
WTF?!?! So they can't tell me whether ASF license "complies" with
their own license! But my lawyer will!