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From w..@netscape.com (Wan-Teh Chang)
Subject Re: Mixing Apache and Mozilla
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2001 17:57:48 GMT
rbb@covalent.net wrote:
>
> Jon, please understand that this isn't religion over license issues.
> Unfortunately, licenses are a matter of law, not opinion.  There are
> people in this group who work for businesses that rely on the Apache
> license.  When I worked for IBM (a little over a year ago, so things may
> have changed), IBM had a problem with some of the NPL or MPL (I can't
> remember which).  There are IBMers here who are very big contributors.
> Moving to NSPR might mean that those contributors could no longer
> contribute back.  That is a bad thing IMHO.

That issue must have been resolved because the Mozilla client,
NSPR, and NSS have all received contributions from IBMers, mostly
OS/2 porting patches.

For example, see the IBM copyright notice in this NSPR source file:
http://lxr.mozilla.org/nspr/source/nsprpub/pr/src/md/os2/os2io.c.

Wan-Teh

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