[pkg-eucalyptus-maintainers] mule_2.0.1-1_i386.changes REJECTED

Torsten Werner ftpmaster at debian.org
Sat Mar 20 09:58:24 UTC 2010


the variant of CPAL 1.0 used by mulesoft requires a splashscreen for GUI
programs in Exhibit B which is considered non-free. Just think about a modern
KDE desktop with many shiny plasma widgets: every widget that includes a bit of
code from mulesoft would be forced to display a splash screen. The desktop
would become unusable and that is why we consider such clauses as an unfair
restriction.  Please see
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/09/msg00149.html for the discussion.
You may contact upstream and ask for a CPAL variant without the splashscreen

"Redistributions of the Covered Code in binary form or source code form, must
 ensure that the first time the resulting executable program is launched, a user
 interface, if any, shall include the attribution information set forth below



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