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

#4 Untrue.

by jelwell

Wednesday August 16th, 2000 5:09 PM

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The idea that someone could take MPL code and change it then relicense as GPL is just wrong. If you read the informed slashdot comments you'll find that even Galeon needed to relicense their product to something that was not GPL (it was GPL with an extra clause). That extra clause differentiates the License enough to make the two incompatible. So still Galeon could not include certain pieces of code - instead they require a seperate download of Mozilla to run Galeon.