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Re: Updating the MPL



On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:46:53 +0100 Francesco Poli wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:43:15 +0000 Gervase Markham wrote:
> 
> > Hi, debian-legal :-)
> > 
> > Earlier today Mozilla announced that we're launching a community process
> > to update, simplify, and modernize the MPL. You can find more
> > information about the process at http://mpl.mozilla.org/
> [...]
> 
> Thanks for the heads-up, Gervase.
> I hope I will be able to begin commenting soon...

There's something that I fail to understand, though.

The comment system [1] currently offers the possibility to comment on
the MPL version 1.1 text.
However, the license text to be commented is *not* identical to the
official text of the MPL version 1.1 [2].

[1] http://mpl.mozilla.org/participate/comment/
[2] http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/MPL-1.1.txt  (as far as I know)


The differences (as shown by wdiff) are not purely cosmetic.
For instance, Section 8.2(b) in the official version [2] states

[...]
| any rights granted to You by such Participant under Sections 2.1(b)
| and 2.2(b) are revoked
[...]

while the same Section in the to-be-commented text [1] states

[...]
| any rights granted to You by such Participant under Sections 2.1(a)
| and 2.2(b) are revoked
[...]

which is *not* the same: please note "2.1(a)" instead of "2.1(b)"!


Gervase, could you please clarify?



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