Mozilla Public License to be Updated?

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One of the key reasons that Mozilla and its technologies are open source is the Mozilla Public License (MPL). Now, the closely watched MPL may be seeing an update after remaining unchanged for years.

The MPL is one of the defining features of the Mozilla Foundation, its related entities and products -- providing users with a license that is open for inspection and participation as well as commercial integration.

It's also a license that has remained the same since 1999.

But that may change after this week, now that Mozilla Corp.'s John Lilly is succeeding longtime CEO Mitchell Baker, who was one of the primary authors of the MPL.

"The Mozilla license hasn't been revised in years," Baker said in response to a question from InternetNews.com during a recent public Webcast. "It has been in the back of my mind that it's time to look at it and see if a revision makes sense."

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