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Updating the MPL

Mar 10, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Welcome to the Mozilla Public License Update Process. On March 10th, 2010, Mozilla announced a public process to help create the next update of the Mozilla Public License. Here you can find information on the process, details, and learn how to get involved.

"Background

"We’ve been using version 1.1 of the Mozilla Public License for about a decade now. Its spirit has served us well, helping to communicate some of the values that underpin our large and growing community. However, some of its wording may be showing its age. Keeping both those things in mind, we’re launching this process to update the license, hoping to modernize and simplify it while still keeping the things that have made the license and the Mozilla project such a success. We’ve also had the benefit of input from other groups that have gone through a similar process, so we’ve tried to learn from their experiences as well.

"To find out more about the process, read our initial announcement and our FAQ.

"Scope

"Based on the feedback we’ve gotten over the years, our goal is to focus on modernizing, maintaining, and simplifying the license so that it is easier to understand and use. We do not currently plan to make major changes to the scope of the copyleft."

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