Subject: Re: FSB external software submission policies?
From: Frank Hecker <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 23:26:51 -0400

Lynn Winebarger wrote:
>    My preference is for E on any software I would work on that was of any
> importance to me.  While it does allow the assignee to make proprietary
> versions available (and I probably would, as one way of funding more free
> development), I don't view it in the same way as I view the MPL or any
> other license that allows the original author a license to make
> proprietary versions because it's completely voluntary (if you start with
> something under GPL, that is).  Whereas such clauses inside licenses make
> it non-voluntary if you want to make modifications.

I think you're thinking of the Netscape Public License (NPL) here. The
Mozilla Public License (MPL) does not have any clauses giving the
licensor special rights with regard to relicensing modifications
contributed by licensees.

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