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Could license/freeness be mentioned on the website?

 
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Ciaran O'Riordan
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005    Post subject: Could license/freeness be mentioned on the website? Reply with quote

I've been trying to find out if adblock is Free Software or not, and half an hour later I'm still not sure.

It's not in the FAQ, and I don't see it anywhere else on the site.

So I downloaded the source, and some find/xargs/grep commands say that 20 of the 84 .js files are under the MPL, and 8 are GPL. There's no License file or Readme.

I'm giving up now, but I think I went quite far past the point where most people would have.

Is adblock Free Software? And could the answer be mentioned in the FAQ or the About page, or both or something?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

mozdev.org - www: copyright

"All code for each project hosted on the Site must be made available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) unless otherwise noted on the project pages. More information about the MPL can be found at http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/. If a project is not using the MPL it must to use one of the other OSI-approved open source licenses."
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wonkothesane
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you've found, the current release of Adblock is somewhat haphazardly licensed.

The plan is to make the next version either GPL or GPL and MPL licensed.

rue, for all his technical skills, has some very misguided notions regarding software licensing.
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Ciaran O'Riordan
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005    Post subject: Just what I wanted Reply with quote

Thanks wonkothesane and Zachariah
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sooqing



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

very true.. i had been searching if Adblock is free software.

So does anyone knows if Adblock is free? Licensing under the MPL offers no guarantee of it being a free software, it seems to me, such in the case of Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

The license file inside Adblock XPI states that it is licensed under MPL 1.1. And it is free with the meaning that you can get it at no cost (as is the case with Firefox as well). Or do you have some other definition of "free software" in mind?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.. i have the official "free software" definition in mind since i wonder if adblock contains non free code like firefox.. anyway i guess the entire code is available and free! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are at least two "official" definitions...
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