[License-review] Submitting MPL for Approval

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Dec 9 04:44:30 UTC 2011

Karl Fogel scripsit:

> Luis, thank you!  We'll review it on this list right away.  As it
> is not too different from the previous draft seen here, I do not
> anticipate a long process (though cannot guarantee of course.)

I have reviewed it, and IMO it is obviously open-source and should be
pushed through.  No tricks, no traps.

Bruce Perens scripsit:

> Sigh. This makes it all too easy for people to make derived versions
> of the license, and thus it drives license proliferation. This is not
> grounds for rejection of the license.

+1.  However, it may become necessary to fork the license one day if
the Mozilla Foundation goes away.  Short of that, the OSI could adopt a
policy of not approving any clones of MPL2.0, which would guard against
license proliferation that actually matters, since most social beings
won't accept a license as open-source without OSI approval.

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