Mozilla Public License
The Mozilla Public License (MPL) is a free and open source software license. Version 1.0 was created by Mitchell Baker when she was working as a lawyer at Netscape Communications Corporation and version 1.1 when she was working at the Mozilla Foundation. The MPL is characterized as a mixture of the modified BSD license and GNU General Public License.
The MPL is the license for the Mozilla Application Suite, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and other Mozilla software. The MPL was adapted by others as a license for their software; for example Sun Microsystems used the Common Development and Distribution License for OpenSolaris, the open source version of the Solaris 10 operating system, also by Adobe, as the license for its Flex product line.
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- The Time 100: Mitchell Baker: The "Lizard Wrangler" (Marc Andreessen, Time, 18 April 2005)
- Andrew M. St. Laurent, Understanding Open Source & Free Software Licensing, pp. 62–63 (O'Reilly 2004)