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Re: Mozilla Public License is non-free: stipulates court venue ?

Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> Doesn't Debian use Mozilla under the GPL/LGPL license option though?  (In
> other words, is anyone using the MPL in a way that matters to Debian?)

Could you provide a reference about this GPL/LGPL option? The copyright file I
found for Mozilla Firefox only references the MPL [1]:


The copyright file for mozilla-browser indicates some source files are
tri-licensed under the MPL/GPL/LGPL, but others [2] are only licensed under the


Can Debian distribute Mozilla as a whole under the GPL, given that some of the
files are only available under the MPL?


FSF license list
1. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html

Mozilla Relicensing FAQ
2. http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/relicensing-faq.html#not-yet-relicensed
 package copyright files:


This is Mozilla, source can be retrieved from mozilla.org by either



Currently maintained by Takuo KITAME <kitame@debian.org>

Some files in this source package are under the Netscape Public License
Others, under the Mozilla Public license, and just to confuse you even
more, some are dual licensed MPL/GPL.

The full text of the NPL and MPL are in the same directory as this file
with the filenames NPL-1.1.txt and MPL-1.1.txt, and may be compressed.

The full text of the GPL is in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL


This package was debianized by Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> on
Thu, 05 Jun 2003 01:01:22 -0400

It was downloaded from http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird

Upstream Authors: Mozilla Project

                          MOZILLA PUBLIC LICENSE
                                Version 1.1

<snip: MPL text>

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