[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Jan 4 08:16:47 UTC 2007

Rick Moen wrote:

> Nicholas Goodman has
> pointed out, in that connection, that "Exhibit B" firm MuleSource has
> recently stated bluntly that its licence's _aim_ is to induce commercial
> users of its MPL + Exhibit B codebase to buy a "commercial licence", 
> instead:
> http://www.nicholasgoodman.com/bt/blog/2006/12/22/badgeware-ceo-to-community-buy-a-commercial-license/


> Just as so many other things in OSS are confusing, it appears that this too has created 
> some consternation-primarily because people want to embed Mule in
their products and
>couldn't quite make sense of how the attribution would work.

Not only do they slip in another reassurance that MuleSource is open
source, they have the nerve to blame the open source community for their
own confusing and unapproved license!

Matthew Flaschen

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