Re: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source Bill Frantz (frantz@netcom.com)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 09:32:38 -0800

At 2:20 PM -0800 10/9/98, Richard Stallman wrote:
> In the case of Open E <
http://www.erights.org>, the choice came down to
> which license Electric Communities was comfortable with. We ended up with
> a Mozilla style license.
>
>The MPL itself conflicts with the GPL (or with any real copyleft).
>If your license is like the MPL, that may be true for your license too.
>
>So if you are trying to maximize the ways in which this package can be
>used, how about using a license that allows use with GPL-covered code
>as well?

While I was not involved with the discussions, I believe that Electric Communities wants to be able to use the fruits of the open development process in their proprietary products. They own the code and that was quid pro quo for making it publicly available.


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