Subject: Re: Ethical Restriction
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:15:46 -0500
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:15:46 -0500
Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu):
> 
> [Yesterday's new MuleSource thing:]
> 
>> It still counts on every UI being able to display that exact graphic
>> (the license text even includes the graphic), which doesn't seem to
>> comply with OSD 10.
>  
> Indeed, that's a good point -- that the presence of a "user interface"
> doesn't necessarily imply a  graphical  user interface.  (Come to think
> of it, I'm not even sure that a  GUI  would necessarily always be able
> to display that particular 250 x 52 pixel GIF, either.)
> 

Their FAQ (http://mulesource.com/products/licensing.php) also has the
interesting interpretation that one cannot:

* Sell any MSPL covered code
* Sell derived works of Mule

No wonder "the MPL is one of the more accepted open source licenses"
(same page)...

Matthew Flaschen



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