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Umbrella issue: "upgrade" license to Mozilla Public License 2.0 #2372

michaelklishin opened this issue Jun 9, 2020 · 2 comments


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michaelklishin commented Jun 9, 2020

This is an umbrella issue not specific to this repository.

Our team has been given a green light to migrate to Mozilla Public License 2.0.

The migration will benefit RabbitMQ in several ways:

  • We won't be using a license that is considered to be "obsolete" and "obscure" by some current and prospective users
  • In general, the core team will have to answer fewer licensing-related questions and spend more time developing RabbitMQ
  • MPL2 explicitly mentions GPL, BSD and ASL2 compatibility (see Q13 and Q14 in [1]), while with MPL 1.1 we had to double- or triple-license our client libraries to eliminate potential compatibility confusion
  • MPL2 is arguably easier to reason about than 1.1
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michaelklishin commented Jun 9, 2020

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ArgTang commented Jul 14, 2020


@michaelklishin michaelklishin added this to the 3.8.6 milestone Jul 26, 2020
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