Re: Mozilla Public License 2.0 released
Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Mozilla has released the Mozilla Public License version 2.0:
Is the headline that, in a fit of Not Invented Hear and licence
proliferation, Mozilla is planning to phase out the GPL/LGPL
What are they thinking and are some independent bodies criticising
this move? Sadly, it appears that FSF and OSI have approved :-(
Concerning the licence itself because I expect there's some software
which hasn't been iced yet: it appears to be a combined copyright and
patent licence with all the usual problems of exporting software
patents to non-swpat jurisdictions and terminating if you sue any
contributor for non-software patent infringement.
The saving grace is that it appears that most things under MPL 2.0 can
be combined with a Hello World to convert to a GNU *GPL.
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