MozillaZine Announces Intent to Dual-License Mozilla

Wednesday August 16th, 2000 announced today their intention to dual-license the whole of the Mozilla codebase under the MPL (Mozilla Public License) and the GPL (Gnu Public License). There is more information available in this news post, and the FAQ at

#24 Re: Wow!

by dveditz

Friday August 18th, 2000 2:04 AM

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I doubt will allow pure-GPL code into the tree. Dual-licensing is so non-Mozilla GPL'd projects could make use of Mozilla/Gecko code, and in turn we hope they would return improvements (at least bugfixes) to it.

Allowing even one bit of GPL'd code back into the tree would force the dual licence to be treated as GPL-only. If that's what wanted they would not have gone to great lengths creating the MPL in the first place.