Joining forces vs. starting from scratch (was Re: Proposal to start a new implementation...)

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Apr 11 11:18:03 UTC 2017


On 11/04/17 04:09, R Kent James wrote:
> GPL code :(  Primarily the work of 2 people. I wonder if we would ever
> consider switching to GPL?

>From a purely legal (so not wisdom or community) perspective, MPLed code
can be combined with GPLed code into a Larger Work, so as long as you
start with a GPLed codebase, there is no problem, and not even a
requirement for a license "switch".

Gerv



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