My good friend, Dave Rosenberg (CEO of MuleSource), has finally capitulated to the open-source gods and has licensed MuleSource's software under the nearly the exact same license as before (CPAL instead of MPL+attribution), only this time it's blessed by the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
It's like the hot dogs we buy in the Asay home: Hebrew National. I don't know that they're any different from any other hot dogs, but I like the fact that a rabbi blesses them and guarantees there aren't any non-kosher things in them (like rat hair and excrement).
Anyway, MuleSource ("Our open-source ESB answers to the OSI") is now blessed as open source, and Dave does a fine Q&A with himself to discuss the move, and why MuleSource didn't capitulate to my GPL (GNU General Public License) fetish. In the self-interview, Dave captures a fair amount of the good and bad in open-source business today, and manages to be a lot more interesting than most interviews.… Read more