Relicense Mozilla code to MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

mozilla.org
Licensing
P1
major
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: gerv, Assigned: Frank Hecker)

Tracking

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(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
This bug tracks the relicensing of Mozilla code to MPL/LGPL/GPL. There won't be
a separate bug for each checkin - all checkins will reference this bug, which is
here to say that gerv@mozilla.org is the person to talk to/complain to if there
are any issues at all with the relicensing.

Gerv
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Severity: normal → major
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P1

Comment 1

13 years ago
* Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of 
* either the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"), or
* the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"),

changed to:

* Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of 
* either of the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"),
* or the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"),

Adding the second "of", after "either" worsened the grammar.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
Fair point. I noticed that as I was hand-checking the diffs, but didn't think it
was worth fixing. I've now changed my mind, and fixed it - the rest will be
better. Thanks :-)

Gerv

Comment 3

13 years ago
Why did you change the wording of the licensing?  That's the sort of thing
legal people need to sign off on.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
The wording in question is part of the "blank" part of the MPL
multiple-licensing terms, and so there's no document stating what it should be.
Legally, both look like they mean the same to me; it's just one is better
grammar than the other.

Gerv
Today's checkin broke the DOM2TextConversionTest that's run on some tinderbox
builds because it changed the formatting around the license on some of the files
used in the test (in parser/htmlparser/tests/outsinks/).  I think I fixed it,
but tinderbox needs to cycle.

Updated

13 years ago
Depends on: 257264

Comment 6

13 years ago
*** Bug 264877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please note bug 271959. :)
Please take more care not to modify generated files without modifying the
scripts that generate them. The last checkin to 
intl/unicharutil/tables/transliterate.properties even removes the lines

# THIS FILE IS GENERATED BY mozilla/intl/unicharutil/tools/gentransliterate.pl
# PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE BY HAND
(Reporter)

Comment 9

13 years ago
smontagu: apologies. I will be more careful in future.

Gerv
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Depends on: 276042
Will there be similar relicensing done on the 1.7.x stable branch?
(Reporter)

Comment 11

12 years ago
No, it's not planned. When and if we finish the tip, we can look at the case for
it. Is there some particular reason you want it?

Gerv
Our (ManyOne) corporate product is based on Beonex and Mozilla 1.7.7, and
there's a pretty high chance we'll migrate to a pure Mozilla 1.7.9 or later once
I figure out the details needed to do that.  (That sounds easy, but there are
various issues I have to work out...)  We're doing a release RSN, and probably a
milestone update ASAP after that.
(Reporter)

Comment 13

12 years ago
Right... and what does that have to do with relicensing?

Gerv
*shrug*  If you don't think that merits relicensing, that's fine.  I just wanted
to make sure that the code we're releasing is properly licensed; I'll defer to
your decision on that.
(Reporter)

Comment 15

12 years ago
Alex: be more clear! :-)

You've said that you, like several other companies, are releasing a product from
the 1.7.x branch. You have not yet said how the relicensing affects that product
release in any way whatsoever. Do you want to release the product under the GPL,
for example?

Do note the _re_ in relicensing - the Mozilla code is correctly licensed now,
and will be after we've finished, and at all stages during the process.

Gerv
 
--> Licensing
Assignee: gerv → hecker
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Component: Miscellaneous → Licensing
QA Contact: mitchell → gerv

Comment 17

11 years ago
*** Bug 250813 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 18

11 years ago
Uh, I guess you shouldn't replace "#filter substitution" by "'filter substitution" here: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&subdir=mozilla/browser/app&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&file=application.ini&rev1=1.1&rev2=1.2&root=/cvsroot
(Reporter)

Comment 19

11 years ago
Ah - is that a preprocessor command rather than a comment? Well, you can understand why I got confused :-) Thanks for the tip-off. I'll fix it.

Gerv
(Reporter)

Comment 20

11 years ago
I've reverted that change. Thanks again :-)

Gerv
Depends on: 408238
The changes to the following files are going to be backed out and re-landed in bug 408238. Commenting here so it will be clear for the person re-landing the changes.

From 2007-02-14 08:58:
  mozilla/embedding/browser/gtk/src/EmbedFilePicker.cpp 
  mozilla/embedding/browser/gtk/src/EmbedFilePicker.h 
  mozilla/embedding/browser/gtk/src/EmbedPasswordMgr.cpp 
(Reporter)

Comment 22

8 years ago
Is this still open? Fixed :-)

Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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