Disjunctive tri-license similar to Mozilla licenses?

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Disjunctive tri-license similar to Mozilla licenses?

Post by jk1 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:25 pm


I just saw this on the Mozilla site:
Core Mozilla project source code is licensed under a disjunctive tri-license giving you the choice of one of the three following sets of free software/open source licensing terms:

    * Mozilla Public License, version 1.1 or later
    * GNU General Public License, version 2.0 or later
    * GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later

This allows the use of our code in as wide a variety of software projects as possible, while still maintaining copyleft on code we wrote.
Obviously software can be distributed under GPL, LGPL, etc. at the same time.

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Re: Disjunctive tri-license similar to Mozilla licenses?

Post by mcsmom » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:59 pm


However, the basic issue is that the Joomla! license cannot be changed unless everyone who contributed code--the copy right holders--going back to Mambo agrees to a change. There are also some gpl libraries that are used and they also cannot be used in non gpl applications without the agreement of their copyright holder.

If there was a new license being created from scratch because it was a new application created from scratch, there would be many more options available.

This is why the Joomla! framework will, from my understanding,l eventually be able to be licensed as lgpl. That is, it will not contain any mambo code or gpl libraries and all of the coders have agreed to this.
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