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Re: Mozilla Public License 2.0 released

Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>
> Mozilla has released the Mozilla Public License version 2.0:
> http://lwn.net/Articles/474070/
> http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/01/03/mozilla-public-license-version-2-0-released/
> https://www.mozilla.org/MPL/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.

MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
http://koha-community.org supporter, web and library systems developer.
In My Opinion Only: see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
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