[wix-users] MS-RL License for existing dialogs

Bevan Weiss bevan.weiss at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 02:10:03 PST 2022

Hi Michael,

I think it would be very difficult to get all past contributors to the WiX files to sign over to an alternative license.

I'm also unsure why you'd need to, given you already use the Eclipse Public License. My understanding is the two licences are very similar, if you are providing your product in object format, you must make the source available upon request, and you must include derivative works in that source code.


6 Mar 2022 20:55:05 Michael Behrisch via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>:

> Hi Rob Mensching,
> thank you very much for answering!
> Am 05.03.22 um 23:22 schrieb Rob Mensching:
>>> I want to avoid to have code of potential incompatible licenses in my repo which is currently mainly Eclipse Public License v2.
>> So you want us to deal with the incompatible licenses in our repo instead? Thanks but no thanks. :)
> No, I just ask if you can put your dialogs under a more liberal license such as MIT or even put it in the public domain. These licenses ensure maximum "compatibility" and reduce the risk of an accidental license violation by someone who is just following your docs. (Also dual licensing could be an option.)
> Technically everyone who copies and modifies the dialog and is not shipping a copy of MS-RL is already close to a license violation. I don't mean to imply that you do this intentionally, I just want to have this clean for my project.
> Best regards,
> Michael
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