Re: Copyright assignment

On 03/08/04 05:47, Nat Friedman wrote:

GNOME requires certain parts of the Mozilla project; Mozilla has
required copyright assignment.
Are you sure about this? The Mozilla project went through a lengthy process of getting permission from contributors to relicense the entire tree under the MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license, as documented here:

Surely they wouldn't have gone to this trouble if they already owned the copyright on the code. Netscape was able to make proprietary derivative products because the MPL and NPL licenses allowed them to.

Those licenses do not place restrictions on modifications past file boundaries, so they were only required to release modifications to existing mozilla source files, rather than new code they added to their product.


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