ANN: DocZilla Alpha 2 for WinNT/95/98 and Linux

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at
Fri Jun 4 11:18:23 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Heikki Toivonen [SMTP:heikki at]
> > I'll have to reread the Mozilla Public License, but I don't think that
> > there's anything to prevent a closed-source, commercial product from
> > embedded Mozilla, as long as any changes to the Mozilla code itself
> > are made public.
> Actually not "public public". The license says you must make Modifications
> available in source form to the users of your product. One common
> misunderstanding about the NPL is that you should give the source back to
> Netscape. That is not true (unless NS happens to use your product).
	And you also have a common misconception: The code that you have to give to your users has to be given under the NPL (or MPL). This means they are free to re-distribute that source code to whoever they like (i.e. there's no point in keeping your source code modifications private to just you and your users - you can't stop them putting it on a public ftp server). I found this out by discussing the issue with a Netscape lawyer on netscape.public.mozilla.licence


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