compatible with the GPL v3

Mar 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM


I'm a 6th semester student in software engineering.

At the moment I'm doing a thesis for my last semester.

I'm implementing a mind mapping software in c# 4.0.

The programm shall be provided under the GPL v3 license.

I'm using Fluent Ribbon. The MS-PL license is similar to the GPLv3, so my question is

can I use the fluent ribbon in my GPLv3 programm?

Mar 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Sure, we don't mind to allow you to use Fluent where you want.
Please, read here about GPL and Ms-PL  

May 31, 2012 at 5:44 AM

"Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)

This is a free software license; it has a copyleft that is not strong, but incompatible with the GNU GPL. We urge you not to use the Ms-PL for this reason."


... So is it allowed to create GPL v3 applications based on the Fluent Ribbon (which is Ms-PL) ?

May 31, 2012 at 8:33 AM

So did i understand this too (and licensed my app like you)