Re: New license request

Tom Incorvia

Hello Fendt,


I have been out of the SPDX mix for a while, but I believe that this license would not be considered an open source license based on the OSI criteria – this license is used by Microsoft for certain free distributions (for instance, the Microsoft Parallel Computing Platform).  However, these distributions have restrictions:


-          Contributions need not be in source code form

-          The license grants are limited to Microsoft platforms

-          Reverse engineering of binary files is prohibited (except where local law expressly permits)


I worked with SPDX for several years, and contributions like this are valued.  If you are interested in contributing as a team member, please communicate with Philip Odence podence@..., to determine which team would be the best fit – we are always looking for individuals who are involved in licensing.




Tom Incorvia

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From: spdx-legal-bounces@... [mailto:spdx-legal-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Fendt, Oliver
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:31 AM
To: spdx-legal@...
Subject: New license request


Hi all,


We have found a license which is currently not available in the SPDX license list and I did not find it in the list “licenses under consideration”,  due to this I want to request that it will be included in the SPDX license list.

Please find below the required information for inclusion. The information provided by me is marked with “[Oliver]”


Thanks in advance. Please contact me if there are questions.


Provide a proposed Full Name for the license.

[Oliver] Microsoft patterns & practices License


Provide a proposed License Short Identifier.

[Oliver]  MSPPL


Provide a functioning URL reference to the license text, either from the license author or a community recognized source for the license text.


Create and attach a text file with the license text from the URL provided in #3. Proofread license text file to ensure that:



Indicate whether the license is OSI-approved [Yes/No]

[Oliver] No


Provide a short explanation regarding the need for this license to be included on the License List, including identifying at least one program that uses this license or a prior version of this license.

[Oliver] this license is used quite frequently in the context of the programming language C#


Please contact me if you need further information.







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