MrNet has a non compliant opensource license

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at
Sun Oct 28 09:33:01 UTC 2001


A portuguese company, MrNet, is advertising an "opensource" product, and flags a certain license [ ] as opensource.

A quick inspection reveals that the first 8 of the 9 points of the open source definition are almost completely disregarded, and the last one is simply addressed by omission.

I have posted in a public forum in portuguese my problems with that misleading license, but I think it should be addressed by someone from the opensource initiative as well.

In my point of view, this license is intentionally misleading to lead the most gullible into thinking they're using opensource software.

What can be done more to this effect?

Best wishes, 

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