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Re: Updating the MPL



On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:52:11 +0000 Gervase Markham wrote:

> On 13/03/10 21:52, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > 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)"!
> 
> Goodness me. Well spotted :-)

Thanks!  :-)

> As far as I can see, all other witnesses I 
> can find have the former text, and only the to-be-commented text has the 
> latter. Reading the licence, the former text looks correct (2.1(b) is 
> about patents, but 2.1(a) is not).

So I must comment as if it were really "2.1(b)", like in the official
text.
Is that correct?

> 
> I will enquire as to what happened, and hopefully get the 
> draft-for-comment corrected.

Thank you.

> 
> I used wdiff myself (great tool!) and it seems to me that the only 
> potentially significant changes between the two files you name are this 
> one, and the replacement of an "NPL" by "MPL" in section 13, which looks 
> to be like a belated correction when the NPL was "turned into" the MPL 
> during the drafting process. Are there any other differences you see as 
> significant?

The rest of the differences indeed seem to be cosmetic/typographical in
nature.

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