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Full Article Attached Relicensing Has Begun

Wednesday September 19th, 2001

Gervase Markham writes: "Today we are checking in the first set of license changes into the Mozilla source tree, in our effort to get all mozilla.org-hosted code licensed in a way which addresses concerns about potential incompatibilities between the MPL and the GPL and LGPL. Our ultimate goal is to relicense all the mozilla.org-hosted Mozilla code under an MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license (except for a few contributed files which will remain under their current BSD-style licenses). For more information on this ongoing effort see the Mozilla Relicensing FAQ. Please read that before asking questions in the comments." Click the Full Article link to find out more about the relicensing.


#11 Re: Re: Re: when do we fork?

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday September 19th, 2001 4:25 PM

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David, (others), I didn't mean to suggest that ActiveState wasn't offering changes back to Mozilla (I know better, I've seen some of those patches sitting in Bugzilla for way too long). ActiveState does more than make the changes public, they go to the trouble of bringing them to our front door gift wrapped.

I only meant that people grab the code and go do other things with it. Not everyone wants to be a part of the Mozilla browser project. If these other projects which take the code and make different things out of it aren't forks then I don't have the proper vocabulary. I hope I haven't stepped on any toes.

To rephrase my comments, I believe that there have been and are going to be a lot of people doing very cool stuff with Mozilla technologies that are not the Mozilla browser project and not hoseted by mozilla.org. I think this is great. I don't think this is something we should be worried about.

--Asa