Mozilla Public License to Become More Apache Compatible


Mozilla have announced an effort to update their open source Mozilla Public License (MPL,) with an eye to making it Apache compatible.

The updated license will aim to make MPL more compatible with Apache in terms of patent terms, and be more flexible about MPL projects using Apache-licensed code.

Additional planned updates are globalising the MPL, and updating the source/executable distinction in accordance with modern development practices, including interpreted languages, binary modification, and non-code users.

Mozilla make it clear that they are not considering switching licenses or significantly altering the scope of the file-level copyleft. Please see the ‘Scope‘ page at for more information.

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