Re: Draft Summary: MPL is not DFSG free
Mahesh T. Pai wrote:
Jim Marhaus said on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 09:49:36PM +0000,:
> 1. Firebird Database
Something wrong here??
I do a apt-cache show firebird-c64-server here, and get this :-
<quote> (with several snips)
Maintainer: Grzegorz Prokopski (Debian Developer) <email@example.com>
Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++
programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and
enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based
on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland
Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July,
Ditto for firebird-c32-server
IPL is essentially MPL, with a s/Mozilla/InterBase. It has the same
choice of venue clauses.
In addition, if this is indeed the version of the license that applies
to Firebird (I.E. it wasn't forked before these restrictions were
added), it also has an OAC, and some sticky 'you can't use our name
clauses' at the end which might be worth looking at:
"II. Trademark Usage.
II.1. Advertising Materials. All advertising materials mentioning
features or use of the covered Code must display the following
acknowledgement: "This product includes software developed by Borland
Software Corp. "
II.2. Endorsements. The names "InterBase," "ISC," and "IB" must not be
used to endorse or promote Contributor Versions or Larger Works without
the prior written permission of Interbase.
II.3. Product Names. Contributor Versions and Larger Works may not be
called "InterBase" or "Interbase" nor may the word "InterBase" appear in
their names without the prior written permission of Interbase."