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Is Mule Really Open Source?

Jun 28, 2008, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Chapman)

"Most Open Source Projects (Not the namesake open source projects) are released under an OSI approved license. The open source definition of OSI states that 'Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria'. It goes on to describe 10 items under this. Item #6 states that 'The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.'

"The Mule Enterprise Edition (Mule EE) violates item #6 which is described above..."

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