[linux-elitists] Re: Mosaic features lost
Wed Sep 13 12:54:24 PDT 2000
begin Heather quotation:
> So as a dif't question, is this GPL incompatible?
Gratis-for-non-profit-only licences can't be.
* The UI grants you (hereafter, Licensee) a license to use the Software
* for academic, research and internal business purposes only, without a
Funny thing: Stallman obstinately insists on the right to make money
from free-as-in-freedom code, and he's almost never recognised for this.
> So what happens if the NCSA they are talking about ever disbands?
In the real world, probably nothing. The only people still using Mosaic
code are those with commercial-use licences, such as Microsoft, which
got its licence for MSIE from Spyglass, which in turn administered those
rights under some sort of agreement with NCSA.
> Isn't Netscape a derived work from Mosaic?
Allegedly, it's a rewrite from scratch.
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