RMS On Mozilla
Tuesday August 17th, 1999
Joerg Beierle brought to our attention an interesting interview with Richard Stallman at LinuxWorld. There are a few comments about Mozilla about halfway into the article.
#16 RMS On Mozilla
Wednesday August 18th, 1999 6:47 AM
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It would be a good idea if the FSF took over Mozilla - if AOL pulled the plug. If they don't Netscape should keep control of the project.
The incompatibilites between the NPL and GPL should be sorted out however, this would mean that the FSF would 'approve' of the license and then more developers would consider the project.
The main reason why Netscape had the NPL was because they didn't want to open up the source code to their server software that shared some code with Navigator. As the new mozilla (Gecko, et al) is a total rewrite it won't contain any Netscape server source so they could release it under GPL now.