Friday May 31st, 2002

In a newsgroup posting, Dawn Endico says, "The MOZILLA_1_0_RELEASE branch has been cut and while there is some tiny chance that we will need to take further changes, it is highly probable that this is the source we will release as Mozilla 1.0."

Read Dawn's full message for more details. Note that Mozilla 1.0 has not yet been released.

#30 Re: Re: Re: Best eyecandy yet found

by jsebrech

Tuesday June 4th, 2002 8:35 AM

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Hmmm ....

Seeing as how nobody with an or address has weighed in in that bug since mozilla stopped having version numbers that started with M, my guess is that indeed netscape owns the copyright on all imagery used in mozilla, and they all know about it.

That doesn't have to be something mean, since they probably set up a protocol for publishing source code, but forgot about one for publishing images, and now that protocol for images has to be worked out. However, the fact that it's taking so long to be worked out is making me suspicious, especially because it's netscape.

I love mozilla, but I absolutely don't trust netscape or AOL, despite the fact that they are the people funding mozilla. Netscape was never a trustworthy company, and AOL ... well ... You know what I mean.

This is making me curious what the deal is with the documentation btw, since supposedly the triple-license doesn't cover that (because the three licenses are all meant for source code, not for docs). Which is why the FSF made a special license just for publishing open documentation. When you look in the mozilla help there is no mention at all about it being protected by any special license. Which should mean that it falls under copyright of the copyright owner. And who owns the copyright of the mozilla help files? Whoever made them or hired the person that made them (in a work-for-hire context). So if netscape made them, netscape owns them. Which I don't find to be a very comforting thought. Not that I know much about law, and not that I couldn't be talking out of my behind here, but there are a number of unanswered legal questions one has to admit.