CDDL vs. MPL assymmetry (was Re: Mistaken statement about MPL?)

Alex Bligh alex at
Tue Apr 12 21:46:11 UTC 2005


--On 12 April 2005 13:27 -0700 Bruce Perens <bruce at> wrote:

> Add to that the fact that the CDDL
> terms are assymetrical.

Could you expand on why the CDDL is more asymmetrical than the MPL?
As someone intending to base a license on the CDDL because it appeared
to clean up a lot of MPL problems, I'd be interested to know your
view on what substantive asymmetry it introduced.

I am already aware of the "License Steward is the Initial Developer
in most current cases" argument.


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