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.
#5 Re: Why *N*PL/GPL/LGPL?
Wednesday September 19th, 2001 2:53 PM
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It's in the FAQ: <http://www.mozilla.org/MP…icensing-faq.html#why-npl> ... In short, "Because we don't yet have all the necessary permissions from AOL Time Warner that we would need in order to do so."