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

Nomis101 🐝 Nomis101 at web.de
Tue Apr 11 21:31:31 UTC 2017


Am 11.04.17 um 20:53 schrieb Magnus Melin:
> On 4/11/17 6:09 AM, R Kent James wrote:
>> I wonder if we would ever consider switching to GPL?
> Good question, the MPL really hasn't served Thunderbird very well, with 
> Postbox being the prime example, resulting in zero win for the base 
> project. This would not be possible with GPL.
>
> You could also consider a dual licensing of GPL + commercial licensing 
> for proprietary software. (Like MySQL, Stanford CoreNLP etc.)
>
>   -Magnus
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For people not so familiar with licensing, what are the differences
between MPL and GPL and how would this affect people who are building
Thunderbird from source?



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