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Mozilla.org Announces Intent to Dual-License Mozilla

Wednesday August 16th, 2000

Mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org.


#6 Re: What is the point???

by mattdm <mattdm@mattdm.org>

Wednesday August 16th, 2000 9:00 PM

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This is probably a troll, and I probably shouldn't respond, but I'm going to anyway.

1) IDG (<http://www.idc.com/itforecaster/itf20000808.stm>) shows linux *client* shipment market share at 4.1%. And that's not even talking about freely downloaded/distributed copies. For reference, MacOS is at 5.0%.

2) Star Office may be different from MS Office in many ways, but the basic "Office" functionality is quite easy for many people to pick up. Plus, unlike Borland's suite, it *is* an integrated product -- perhaps too much so. (The upcoming componentized version can't do anything but help.) The other partners mentioned are above and beyond what normally makes up an office suite, which makes sense, because GNOME is more than that.

3) What'dya mean about the browser not being well received with the current UI? The UI is very changable -- that's the point.