Nov 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM
Edited Nov 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM
I believe that you should contact a lawyer that is familiar with the law of your country. Still I would say that the MS-PL is a very permissive license. "The software" in the license would be Farseer. So as long as you distribute Farseer w/o modifications
under the MS-PL or if just the Farseer dlls under a license compatible with the MS-PL you are OK. Your own code can be under any license you want theoretically including and above all proprietary licenses. Also you don't have to distribute the source code
There is a caveat, though. Note that this is not valid the other way round. For example the GPL is not compatible with the MS-PL. So if you use GPL-ed code and hence your own code must be under the GPL you cannot use MS-PL code at the same time since the
GPL requires all derivative and combined works to fall under the GPL as well (that would mean the Farseer code would have to be relicensed under the GPL).
In practice the GPL (and some related licenses) are made in such a way that you cannot "bypass" them. Although this is debatable (and the debate has been going for years) the safest way is to keep to one license model and not use cross-licenses
when the GPL and similar are involved.