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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: planned updates to the Netscape and Mozilla Public Licenses (fwd)
Date Wed, 27 Jan 1999 22:41:07 GMT

Very nice!

I guess we'll have to wait and see if the changes are substantial enough to
negate our concerns.... 


At 02:00 PM 1/27/99 -0800, Marc Slemko wrote:
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:49:05 -0800
>From: Jim Hamerly <>
>Newsgroups: netscape.public.mozilla.license
>Subject: planned updates to the Netscape and Mozilla Public Licenses
>Resent-Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:49:15 -0800 (PST)
>With the one year anniversary of Mozilla coming up, we are planning to
>update the Netscape and Mozilla Public Licenses to deal with three
>(1) correct some of the minor bugs in the original licenses
>(2) revise the patent license grant (mainly sections 2.1.b and 2.2.b) to
>encourage greater adoption of the Mozilla code base
>(3) add anti litigation provisions to discourage patent litigation and
>give developers greater defensive rights against patent plaintiffs
>Here is the approximate schedule:
>week of Feb 1    draft one posted with a comment period of two weeks
>week of Mar 1    draft two posted, 1 week of comment/review
>Weds Mar 31      license update published
>The original licenses were developed with substantial and significant
>participation and contributions by many of you, and we invite your
>participation in this evolution of the licenses.

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  character is what you are in the dark.

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