Re: OSSAL/CC license of xMule parts
On 3 Oct 2006, at 05:13, Daniel Leidert wrote:
I'm currently preparing an updated xMule package and found a statement,
which sounds a bit problematic. But I'm not a lawyer, so I ask you. E.g.
// This file is dually licensed under the terms of the following licenses:
// * Primary License: OSSAL - Open Source Software Alliance License
// * Key points:
// 5.Redistributions of source code in any non-textual form (i.e.
// binary or object form, etc.) must not be linked to
software that is
// released with a license that requires disclosure of source
// (ex: the GPL).
// * Secondary License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License v1.0
// * Key Points:
// * No Derivative Works.You may not alter, transform, or
// this work.
// * Special exceptions:
// I, Theodore R.Smith, hereby grant, as the sole author of this
// exclusive permission to the xMule Project to distribute and link
// library, specifically voiding clause 5 of the OSSAL for the xMule
// As a further exclusive permission, when linked to the xMule Project,
// the terms of the GPL concerning binary distribution must be observed.
None of these licenses is DFSG-free, the exceptions can't make the
Based on the statements given, I think this library conflicts the DFSG.