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The Mozilla Public License (MPL) is a free, open source, and detailed software license developed and maintained by the Mozilla Foundation. Borrowed from [Wikipedia on MPL](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Public_License)

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What counts as disclosing source for software licenses? [closed]

MPL v2, GPL v3 and other licenses alike require giving users access to source code. For desktop applications - does access have to be provided through the user interface (GUI)? Or can it just be ...
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How to disclose source of a software with Mozilla Public Licence?

How can I disclose the source of a software with Mozilla Public License? Do I have to give a link to the source code from the software? Is there any problem to give the source of original repository (...
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Can I include code licensed under MPL within a project under MIT license?

I would like to know if it is possible to include source code licensed under: Mozilla Public License (MPL) version 2.0 In a project licensed with: The MIT License (MIT) If yes I would like to ask:...
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Distribute a XUL Application using Firefox binary

I'm going to release a XUL Application to my users. It is a freeware (and maybe it will be opensource-ed later). Previously I used to package it with XULRunner and ship them all to the end user. Now I ...
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Is the H2 addendum to the EPL and MPL compatible with these licenses? [closed]

The H2 Database License is dual licensed under the MPL 2.0 and under the EPL 1.0 with this addendum: However, nobody is allowed to rename H2, modify it a little, and sell it as a database engine ...
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PirateBrowser Licensing

I am sorry if this question isn't appropriate here, but this made me confused. But what I read in MPL 2.0, any software derivated from a existing one with this license should keep it under such ...
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MPL: Can I safely build software that uses this license without having my hands tied legally?

I work for a very large company that would like to use RabbitMQ. RabbitMQ is licensed under the Mozilla Public License, v1.1 https://www.rabbitmq.com/mpl.html The problem scenario, as I understand ...
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Dynamically loading MPL library in closed source application

I am dynamically loading an MPL 2.0 licensed library to use some of its exported functions in a feature. My code does not distribute the library, it simply detects it's presence on the system and uses ...
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Porting an open source project from ISC license and public domain

I have ported libsodium and NaCl to .NET. NaCl is the original project that is in the public domain while libsodium is a derived work from NACL and is using the ISC license. I looked at both ...
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Can I remove a company's logo from a software licensed under Mozilla Public License Version 1.1?

I have tried looking for an answer to this question, but I couldn't find anything related. To put it in a nutshell, I want to fork the existing Komodo Edit project, which is licensed under MPL ...
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Mozilla Public License (MPL 2.0) vs Lesser GNU General Public License (LGPL 3.0)

I would like to release a software library written in a class-based, object-oriented programming language (Java) on a web-based source code hosting service, that allows forks of the project to be ...
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Can you use proprietary libraries in MPL 2.0 licensed source?

Is it legal to use a third party library in a software project that is itself licensed under MPL 2.0? So some potential project hierarchies would look like this Library Project [MPL 2.0] (Open ...
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MPL 2.0. dynamically linking to GPL

Let say that library "A" is published under GPL. Library "A" exposes some API functions for dynamic linking. I wrote a wrapper library "B" for usage of "A" in another language. Library "B" ...
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Using jTransforms for a commercial (non-free) android application?

I am developing an application which is using JTransforms to compute FFT and InverseFFT. I am planning to sell that application on Play Store. The JTransforms Library is covered under MPL/LGPL/GPL ...
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Using GPL code with MPL code [duplicate]

I've done a spot of Googling, and all I can find is information on using code under the MPL in a larger GPL licensed project. What I really want to know is: can I included GPL(v3) licensed code(/...
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GPL/LGPL/MPL non-code content license

I want to use a dictionary (basically a text file, and no code) that is included with an open office spell checking plug-in. The plug-in is under the tri-license GPL/LGPL/MPL which I don't understand. ...
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How to deal with the MPL in a pragmatic way?

Until recently I always avoided the use of open-source code in my applications, because of the legal headache it gives me. I rather spent a fair amount of money and not worry about attribution (since ...
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Can I use GPL, LGPL, MPL licensed packages with my application and make it closed source?

I saw a company is using BusyBox and also using Gpl + Lgpl + Mpl packages on it, and then they have there own application running on it. Their application is a closed source package. You buy the ...
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MPL 1.1 and APL 2.0 License compatibility

I am working a project that is licensed under the MPL 1.1 and would like to incorporate some code that is licensed under the APL 2.0. I know in 2010 Mozilla announced they were updating the MPL to ...
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Can I link GPL and CDDL if I do not distribute?

Perhaps this is an esoteric question, since I will never distribute the code in question and I can fairly easily avoid using GPL code, but I'm curious and it's bugging me--but not enough to consult a ...
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How do I implement the MPL? What's this "Exhibit A" thingy?

I'm about to start an open-source project which shall be licensed under Mozilla Public License (MPL). The problem is, I'm not sure what's this "Exhibit A" thing... Am I supposed to put that wordy "...
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