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

#5 What is the point???

by rgelb <>

Wednesday August 16th, 2000 7:06 PM

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This GNOME foundation seems like such a mismatched and a non-starter idea. It reminds me of when Borland threw completely mismatched products together and called it an Office just to put out something out there to compete with MS. Here we have several non-entities on the desktop front getting together and saying: "Hey, look here, we got something to compete with ms". Never mind, that the browser is at least half a year from being done and when it is, who knows how it will be received (with the current UI). Never mind, that StarOffice is virtually unusable to anyone who has ever used MS Office. Never mind that Linux is installed on less then 1% of desktops. Other than marketing, can someone explain what was the point of that?