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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Communicator under GPL-like licence, other details (fwd)
Date Fri, 23 Jan 1998 20:49:11 GMT
At 12:10 PM 1/23/98 -0800, Dean Gaudet wrote:
>On Fri, 23 Jan 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 12:25:08 -0700
>> From: Kevin Fluet <>
>> Communicator 5.0 source code will be distributed under a very GPL-like
>> licence.  Netscape will allow any developer to make changes to the code,
>> but all changes that a developer wants to distribute will have to be
>> released to the world for use by other developers.  
>> If a developer does not want to release source changes that they have
>> made to Communicator, the developer may produce modules/libraries that
>> are called by Communicator.  This way, only the API source code will
>> have to be released, not the source for the modules/libraries.  
>These two paragraphs seem to contradict each other. 

Depends on your definition of "released to the world".  Can I "release to
the world" but still charge for it?  Put my own copyright and
redistribution terms on it?


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