Free Software Foundation!

Join now


From Free Software Directory
Revision as of 17:53, 31 August 2012 by WikiSysop (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation,
Name Mozilla Public License Version 2.0

License text

Mozilla Public License
Version 2.0
1. Definitions

1.1. “Contributor”

    means each individual or legal entity that creates, contributes to
the creation of, or owns Covered Software.  1.2. “Contributor Version”

    means the combination of the Contributions of others (if any) used
by a Contributor and that particular Contributor’s Contribution.
1.3. “Contribution”

    means Covered Software of a particular Contributor.  1.4. “Covered

    means Source Code Form to which the initial Contributor has
attached the notice in Exhibit A, the Executable Form of such Source
Code Form, and Modifications of such Source Code Form, in each case
including portions thereof.  1.5. “Incompatible With Secondary


        that the initial Contributor has attached the notice described
        in Exhibit B to the Covered Software; or

        that the Covered Software was made available under the terms
        of version 1.1 or earlier of the License, but not also under
        the terms of a Secondary License.

1.6. “Executable Form”

    means any form of the work other than Source Code Form.
1.7. “Larger Work”

    means a work that combines Covered Software with other material,
in a separate file or files, that is not Covered Software.
1.8. “License”

    means this document.
1.9. “Licensable”

    means having the right to grant, to the maximum extent possible,
whether at the time of the initial grant or subsequently, any and all
of the rights conveyed by this License.  1.10. “Modifications”

    means any of the following:

        any file in Source Code Form that results from an addition to,
        deletion from, or modification of the contents of Covered
        Software; or

        any new file in Source Code Form that contains any Covered Software.

1.11. “Patent Claims” of a Contributor

    means any patent claim(s), including without limitation, method,
process, and apparatus claims, in any patent Licensable by such
Contributor that would be infringed, but for the grant of the License,
by the making, using, selling, offering for sale, having made, import,
or transfer of either its Contributions or its Contributor Version.
1.12. “Secondary License”

    means either the GNU General Public License, Version 2.0, the GNU
Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, the GNU Affero General
Public License, Version 3.0, or any later versions of those licenses.
1.13. “Source Code Form”

    means the form of the work preferred for making modifications.
1.14. “You” (or “Your”)

    means an individual or a legal entity exercising rights under this
    License. For legal entities, “You” includes any entity that
    controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with
    You. For purposes of this definition, “control” means (a) the
    power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of
    such entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (b) ownership of
    more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding shares or
    beneficial ownership of such entity.

2. License Grants and Conditions
2.1. Grants

Each Contributor hereby grants You a world-wide, royalty-free,
non-exclusive license:

    under intellectual property rights (other than patent or
    trademark) Licensable by such Contributor to use, reproduce, make
    available, modify, display, perform, distribute, and otherwise
    exploit its Contributions, either on an unmodified basis, with
    Modifications, or as part of a Larger Work; and

    under Patent Claims of such Contributor to make, use, sell, offer
    for sale, have made, import, and otherwise transfer either its
    Contributions or its Contributor Version.

2.2. Effective Date

The licenses granted in Section 2.1 with respect to any Contribution
become effective for each Contribution on the date the Contributor
first distributes such Contribution.  2.3. Limitations on Grant Scope

The licenses granted in this Section 2 are the only rights granted
under this License. No additional rights or licenses will be implied
from the distribution or licensing of Covered Software under this
License. Notwithstanding Section 2.1(b) above, no patent license is
granted by a Contributor:

    for any code that a Contributor has removed from Covered Software; or

    for infringements caused by: (i) Your and any other third party’s
    modifications of Covered Software, or (ii) the combination of its
    Contributions with other software (except as part of its
    Contributor Version); or

    under Patent Claims infringed by Covered Software in the absence
    of its Contributions.

This License does not grant any rights in the trademarks, service
marks, or logos of any Contributor (except as may be necessary to
comply with the notice requirements in Section 3.4).  2.4. Subsequent

No Contributor makes additional grants as a result of Your choice to
distribute the Covered Software under a subsequent version of this
License (see Section 10.2) or under the terms of a Secondary License
(if permitted under the terms of Section 3.3).  2.5. Representation

Each Contributor represents that the Contributor believes its
Contributions are its original creation(s) or it has sufficient rights
to grant the rights to its Contributions conveyed by this License.
2.6. Fair Use

This License is not intended to limit any rights You have under
applicable copyright doctrines of fair use, fair dealing, or other
equivalents.  2.7. Conditions

Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4 are conditions of the licenses granted
in Section 2.1.  3. Responsibilities 3.1. Distribution of Source Form

All distribution of Covered Software in Source Code Form, including
any Modifications that You create or to which You contribute, must be
under the terms of this License. You must inform recipients that the
Source Code Form of the Covered Software is governed by the terms of
this License, and how they can obtain a copy of this License. You may
not attempt to alter or restrict the recipients’ rights in the Source
Code Form.  3.2. Distribution of Executable Form

If You distribute Covered Software in Executable Form then:

    such Covered Software must also be made available in Source Code
    Form, as described in Section 3.1, and You must inform recipients
    of the Executable Form how they can obtain a copy of such Source
    Code Form by reasonable means in a timely manner, at a charge no
    more than the cost of distribution to the recipient; and

    You may distribute such Executable Form under the terms of this
    License, or sublicense it under different terms, provided that the
    license for the Executable Form does not attempt to limit or alter
    the recipients’ rights in the Source Code Form under this License.

3.3. Distribution of a Larger Work

You may create and distribute a Larger Work under terms of Your
choice, provided that You also comply with the requirements of this
License for the Covered Software. If the Larger Work is a combination
of Covered Software with a work governed by one or more Secondary
Licenses, and the Covered Software is not Incompatible With Secondary
Licenses, this License permits You to additionally distribute such
Covered Software under the terms of such Secondary License(s), so that
the recipient of the Larger Work may, at their option, further
distribute the Covered Software under the terms of either this License
or such Secondary License(s).  3.4. Notices

You may not remove or alter the substance of any license notices
(including copyright notices, patent notices, disclaimers of warranty,
or limitations of liability) contained within the Source Code Form of
the Covered Software, except that You may alter any license notices to
the extent required to remedy known factual inaccuracies.
3.5. Application of Additional Terms

You may choose to offer, and to charge a fee for, warranty, support,
indemnity or liability obligations to one or more recipients of
Covered Software. However, You may do so only on Your own behalf, and
not on behalf of any Contributor. You must make it absolutely clear
that any such warranty, support, indemnity, or liability obligation is
offered by You alone, and You hereby agree to indemnify every
Contributor for any liability incurred by such Contributor as a result
of warranty, support, indemnity or liability terms You offer. You may
include additional disclaimers of warranty and limitations of
liability specific to any jurisdiction.  4. Inability to Comply Due to
Statute or Regulation

If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this
License with respect to some or all of the Covered Software due to
statute, judicial order, or regulation then You must: (a) comply with
the terms of this License to the maximum extent possible; and (b)
describe the limitations and the code they affect. Such description
must be placed in a text file included with all distributions of the
Covered Software under this License. Except to the extent prohibited
by statute or regulation, such description must be sufficiently
detailed for a recipient of ordinary skill to be able to understand
it.  5. Termination

5.1. The rights granted under this License will terminate
automatically if You fail to comply with any of its terms. However, if
You become compliant, then the rights granted under this License from
a particular Contributor are reinstated (a) provisionally, unless and
until such Contributor explicitly and finally terminates Your grants,
and (b) on an ongoing basis, if such Contributor fails to notify You
of the non-compliance by some reasonable means prior to 60 days after
You have come back into compliance. Moreover, Your grants from a
particular Contributor are reinstated on an ongoing basis if such
Contributor notifies You of the non-compliance by some reasonable
means, this is the first time You have received notice of
non-compliance with this License from such Contributor, and You become
compliant prior to 30 days after Your receipt of the notice.

5.2. If You initiate litigation against any entity by asserting a
patent infringement claim (excluding declaratory judgment actions,
counter-claims, and cross-claims) alleging that a Contributor Version
directly or indirectly infringes any patent, then the rights granted
to You by any and all Contributors for the Covered Software under
Section 2.1 of this License shall terminate.

5.3. In the event of termination under Sections 5.1 or 5.2 above, all
end user license agreements (excluding distributors and resellers)
which have been validly granted by You or Your distributors under this
License prior to termination shall survive termination.  6. Disclaimer
of Warranty

Covered Software is provided under this License on an “as is” basis,
without warranty of any kind, either expressed, implied, or statutory,
including, without limitation, warranties that the Covered Software is
free of defects, merchantable, fit for a particular purpose or
non-infringing. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of
the Covered Software is with You. Should any Covered Software prove
defective in any respect, You (not any Contributor) assume the cost of
any necessary servicing, repair, or correction. This disclaimer of
warranty constitutes an essential part of this License. No use of any
Covered Software is authorized under this License except under this
disclaimer.  7. Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, whether tort
(including negligence), contract, or otherwise, shall any Contributor,
or anyone who distributes Covered Software as permitted above, be
liable to You for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages of any character including, without limitation,
damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer
failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or
losses, even if such party shall have been informed of the possibility
of such damages. This limitation of liability shall not apply to
liability for death or personal injury resulting from such party’s
negligence to the extent applicable law prohibits such
limitation. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion
and limitation may not apply to You.  8. Litigation

Any litigation relating to this License may be brought only in the
courts of a jurisdiction where the defendant maintains its principal
place of business and such litigation shall be governed by laws of
that jurisdiction, without reference to its conflict-of-law
provisions. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a party’s ability to
bring cross-claims or counter-claims.  9. Miscellaneous

This License represents the complete agreement concerning the subject
matter hereof. If any provision of this License is held to be
unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent
necessary to make it enforceable. Any law or regulation which provides
that the language of a contract shall be construed against the drafter
shall not be used to construe this License against a Contributor.
10. Versions of the License 10.1. New Versions

Mozilla Foundation is the license steward. Except as provided in
Section 10.3, no one other than the license steward has the right to
modify or publish new versions of this License. Each version will be
given a distinguishing version number.  10.2. Effect of New Versions

You may distribute the Covered Software under the terms of the version
of the License under which You originally received the Covered
Software, or under the terms of any subsequent version published by
the license steward.  10.3. Modified Versions

If you create software not governed by this License, and you want to
create a new license for such software, you may create and use a
modified version of this License if you rename the license and remove
any references to the name of the license steward (except to note that
such modified license differs from this License).  10.4. Distributing
Source Code Form that is Incompatible With Secondary Licenses

If You choose to distribute Source Code Form that is Incompatible With
Secondary Licenses under the terms of this version of the License, the
notice described in Exhibit B of this License must be attached.
Exhibit A - Source Code Form License Notice

    This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla
    Public License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed
    with this file, You can obtain one at

If it is not possible or desirable to put the notice in a particular
file, then You may include the notice in a location (such as a LICENSE
file in a relevant directory) where a recipient would be likely to
look for such a notice.

You may add additional accurate notices of copyright ownership.
Exhibit B - “Incompatible With Secondary Licenses” Notice

    This Source Code Form is “Incompatible With Secondary Licenses”,
    as defined by the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.

Personal tools