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Can Mozilla Unify Open Source?

Jan 09, 2012, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

"Other coverage of the new license has focussed on the modified patent-peace and other adjusted terms (goodbye, Netscape!) but the most important development in the creation of version 2 of the Mozilla license in my opinion is the inclusion of specific compatibility with the GNU General Public License (GPL). Previously, the Mozilla project used a complex and messy triple license arrangement to allow it to straddle the worlds of copyleft and non-copyleft licensing. Other users of the MPL (and its many vanity-named clones) tended not to bother, with the result that some code-bases were isolated from collaboration with the great universe of GPL-licensed software. "

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