I work for a very large company that would like to use RabbitMQ.
RabbitMQ is licensed under the Mozilla Public License, v1.1
The problem scenario, as I understand it, is this:
- Just say a contributor to RabbitMQ decided to sue our company for any reason
- If we countersue, then we lose all license to use RabbitMQ, because we can't legally use the code that was contributed by that contributor anymore.
- Therefore any work we've put into using it (ie integrating it into our toolset), could be potentially wasted.
This may seem contrived, but from my understanding, there are some very large contributors to the RabbitMQ code base.... Some big companies like Rackspace or something like that. And the possibility of them suing the large company I'm in is not inconceivable ;-)
Thanks for any insight!