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Mozilla rings in new year with 2.0 license overhaul

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The overseer of the popular Firefox open source browser rang in the new year with an overhaul of its longstanding license — the Mozilla Public License 2.0.

“Version 2.0 is similar in spirit to the previous versions, but shorter, better, and more compatible with other Free Software and Open Source Licenses,” the Mozilla project announced Tuesday

It has been approved by the Free Software Foundation for GPL compatibility and by the Open Source Initiative for meeting open source standards, the project announced.

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