Initial Developer's Public License

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Wed Feb 11 20:49:58 UTC 2004

"Ann W. Harrison" <aharrison at> writes:

>    As part of the Firebird open source database project, we created
> a close derivative of the Mozilla Public License V1.1 which we call
> the "Initial Developer's Public License."


> 1) Has an equivalent license been approved already?  I read the
> approved licenses but IANAL and may well have missed one.

Can you indicate how your proposed license differs from the GPL, and
how it differs from the Open Software License?

> 2) Is a full legal analysis necessary for those sections which
> are exactly identical to the MPL V1.1?

I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that if you are going to bring one
in, you had better let them consider the license as a whole.  That's
just my opinion, though.

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