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Re: MPL-licensed addons considered free?

From: Reed Loden
Subject: Re: MPL-licensed addons considered free?
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:21:08 -0500

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:05:34 +1000
Russell Currey <address@hidden> wrote:

> The FSF specifies that the MPL is not GPL compatible and thus isn't a 
> free software license.  Why do you consider MPL-licensed addons free?

Because it is a free software license? The GPL is not the only
license that can make something "free software." I recommend you read
the entirety of http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html for more
information about this.

Quoting from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#MPL, "This
[the MPL] is a free software license which is not a strong copyleft;
unlike the X11 license, it has some complex restrictions that make it
incompatible with the GNU GPL."

So, yes, the MPL is not GPL-compatible, but it's still very much a
valid free software license.


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