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Typo in License.txt
Posted by: rmn
Date: November 12, 2004 02:43PM

Before I forget...

License.txt (which is also displayed during install) has this text in line 348 (between GPL and MPL):
The Gecko(tm) engine is subject to the Mozilla Public License license :

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: ra
Date: November 13, 2004 08:33PM

Something for the bug page or the BTS?

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: rmn
Date: November 14, 2004 12:38PM

Yeah, it's just that it's too trivial; nobody reads licenses. ;)
I was hoping Andrew would see this. If anyone wants to report in the 0.9b bug page or the dev list, go ahead.

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: Andrew
Date: November 19, 2004 05:35AM

I'm way behind but I'll check for it in the latest beta.

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: Andrew
Date: November 25, 2004 12:56PM

Technically, I think that the text is correct. I checked around and the title of the license is the Mozilla Public License (MPL). It's normally referred to as the MPL license. Seems duplicative but calling it the Mozilla Public License license is correct, just confusing. Here's what I put on the bugs page:

"While technically correct, this should be edited to say MPL (Mozilla Public License) license as the current version is confusing. "

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: rmn
Date: November 25, 2004 11:17PM

Well, OK, sometimes people also say "ATM machine". =)

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: Andrew
Date: November 25, 2004 11:43PM

Yup, same idea.

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: Carson
Date: November 28, 2004 02:16AM

Sure, but it's still redundant redundant. Might as well show the world that computer tech guys guys are not just proficient in writing code code, but also are nicely savvy in using English effectively effectively. ;-) If you get my drift drift. :-)

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: ra
Date: November 28, 2004 02:30AM

I would be careful with changing licences, especially if they're technically correct, as Andrew pointed out, although I hate things like "LCD-displays"..

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Re: Typo in License.txt
Posted by: Andrew
Date: November 28, 2004 05:46AM

As Ra noted, I would be hesitant of changing it since it's pretty much a boilerplate license statement. Also, while it sounds redundant, it actually is not. The title of the license is the "Mozilla Public License". We can't drop "License" from the title and omitting license from the the text isn't correct either. Looks like it has to stay the way it is and we'll do our best to make it a little less confusing.

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