Would it be possible for Microsoft to give some legally binding
guarantee that the Sender ID license will _always_ be available under
the current terms? Would that meet your concerns?
The reciprocal license issue hadn't struck me as an important one before,
but I see your point.
I agree that language promising to offer new licenses on similar terms to
anyone designated by current licensees would be about as good as
sublicensing, albeit more cumbersome for users.
Would Microsoft be willing to take such a step?
Good question. In view of the discussion with OSI's lawyer reported in
the article I cited, I'd be surprised if it hadn't come up.
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