The Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL)
The MPL is a fully OSI compliant license.
The MPL is a reciprocal license. with a strong Copyleft
The MPL gives patent grants and it contains rules that help to defend against
The MPL in collaborative works
The MPL license allows code flow from and to MPL licensed projects into projects under a different
MPL licensed code may be incorporated into any other work as long as the code is not merged within
a single file. MPL code needs to be in files containing MPL licensed code only, but the MPL does
not disallow to combine with code under different licenses in a single work.
For this reason, the MPL is one of the licenses recommended by the OSSCC for new projects.
Note that the
Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL)
can be seen as the successor of the MPL as it fixes some smaller problems in the MPL
(there are e.g. some non-copliances with European law system in the MPL that have been corrected in the CDDL).
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