"Some time ago mozilla.org announced its intent to seek
relicensing of Mozilla code under a new licensing scheme that would
address perceived incompatibilities of the Mozilla Public License
(MPL) and Netscape Public License (NPL) with the GNU General Public
License (GPL). Many people provided useful comments on this
proposal, and in particular identified Mozilla-related license
issues that could arise with developers using the GNU Lesser
General Public License (LGPL) for their own code.
Based on those comments and further discussions with Mozilla
contributors, we have now implemented the first phase of Mozilla
relicensing, using an NPL/GPL/LGPL "triple license" for Mozilla
source files previously licensed under the NPL and for some files
currently licensed under an NPL/GPL dual license. In the next
phases of this effort we will seek to have the remaining source
files under an NPL/GPL dual license be relicensed under an
NPL/GPL/LGPL triple license, and have source files under the MPL or
an MPL/GPL dual license be relicensed under an MPL/GPL/LGPL triple
license. This FAQ addresses various questions that might arise
specifically about this relicensing effort. For additional
information about the new Mozilla licensing scheme, see the new
mozilla.org License Policy.
IMPORTANT: Note that this document is for your information only
and is not intended as legal advice. If you wish to develop and
distribute software based on Mozilla code, especially software
intended for commercial sale or distribution, and you need or want
legal advice regarding your rights and obligations with regard to
your use of Mozilla code, then you should consult an attorney with
expertise in software licensing."
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