Re: netscape.

Syzygy (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:13:46 -0800 (PST)

> Are you sure. I saw references to the spirit of the GPL
> and I saw them saying the license wasn't finalised yet.
> I think the GPL is the least likely option. There are lots
> of other ways to give away the source (Berkely License,
> Minix license, Java license, etc.).

Nope, what's u'r interpretation.
---> snip, netscape press release.
Netscape plans to make Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code available for
modification and redistribution beginning later this quarter with
the first developer release of the product. The company will handle free
source distribution with a license which allows source code
modification and redistribution and provides for free availability of
source code versions, building on the heritage of the GNU Public License
(GPL), familiar to developers on the Net. Netscape intends to create a
special Web site service where all interested parties can download the
source code, post their enhancements, take part in newsgroup discussions,
and obtain and share Communicator-related information with
others in the Internet community. Netscape will also continue to develop
new technologies and offer periodic certified, high-quality, supported
releases of its Netscape Communicator and Navigator products,
incorporating some of the best features created by this dyna