[Fsf-friends] Attn: Legal specialists -- License of Splunk server

Manilal K M libregeek@antispam.org
Mon Dec 5 18:40:45 IST 2005

On 12/5/05, Baishampayan Ghose <b.ghose at gnu.org.in> wrote:
> Hi,
> >     I just saw a promotion link in SF.NET regarding a *open source
> > project*  called splunk server(https://splunkforge.org/). But when I
> > looked at the License(http://www.splunk.com/index.php/articles/news/66)
> > of the product it looks weird. In the first part they uses the term
> > *FREE SOFTWARE* and in the License part they says some restrictions
> > for use
> SF.Net [and all sites under OSTG] accept ads from companies which sell
> non-free stuff. In fact, M$ is the biggest advertiser on Linux.com. I
> have seen the Splunk ad ... but where does it say that it's Free/Open
> Source Software? SplunkForge is the site for Free/Open Source
> extensions to the Splunk engine, which is non-free anyway.
> Can you point us to any page where they claim that Splunk is free software?
> Regards,
> BG
Visit this link. it was included in my first posting also.

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