[License-review] MPL 2.0 released, approved as an open source license by OSI.

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Tue Jan 3 20:28:13 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel at red-bean.com> wrote:
> In case anyone didn't see it this morning:
> The Mozilla Corporation has announced the Mozilla Public License 2.0:

Technically, the Foundation, not the Corporation. (It actually
matters, since the Foundation is the entity empowered to release new

>  http://mpl.mozilla.org/2012/01/03/announcing-mpl-2-0/

I won't repost that entire post here, but suffice to say that it
summarizes the changes in the license, gives many thanks (because many
are owed!) and has helpful pointers to other sources of information,
including FAQs.

> Full license text is here:
>  http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/
> And the OSI has approved MPL 2.0 as an open source license:
>  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/MPL-2.0

Woot :) We're very pleased to have been able to announce a license
with both OSI and FSF approval at launch time.

> Congratulations to Mozilla and to Luis for what I know was a long and
> careful process -- and thanks to everyone here for taking the time to
> review the new license so thoroughly.

Ditto on the thanks- we appreciate the feedback we got from members of
this list and from the OSI community more generally; I know it helped
make the license a better license; and particularly to Karl for being
so responsive and helpful late in the process and even over the


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