Subject: Re: NPL v MPL query
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 22:35:16 -0500

Chris Yoo scripsit:

> Does the presence of the right of the Initial Contributor to relicense code
> under another license make it not open source? 

No.  A license that grants special rights to someone (other than the
right to take away rights from others) is not thereby not-Open-Source
or not-Free.  It is, however, not-Fair.

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