MPL Beta 1 Section 10 is an additional permission, not a restriction

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at
Tue Dec 7 12:20:20 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Luis Villa <lvilla at> wrote:
> Our intent is that Beta 1 Section 10 (was Section 11) is an additional
> permission on top of the base, OSI-compatible file-level copyleft. It

Well, thus far, poor programmers got to deal with various copylefts
(and non-copylefts) such as:

"real copyleft" (GPL), "strong copyleft" (GPL), "not a strong
copyleft" (whatever). "non-copyleft" (a bad thing), and such pearls
as "simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license" or "a free
software license, partially copyleft but not really"

all demonstrating a real artistry in playing with the word "copyleft"
now expanded with yet another copyleft:

"OSI-compatible file-level copyleft"

What an exciting development.


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