Ethical Restriction

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Feb 1 03:15:46 UTC 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at
> [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 ( 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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