NPL: Netscape Public License


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The Netscape Public License (NPL) is an open-source license, one of the licenses under which Mozilla is distributed.

Its most notable feature is that it gives the original developer of Mozilla (Netscape, now a subsidiary of Time Warner), the right to distribute modifications made by other contributors under whatever terms it desires, including commercial terms, without granting similar rights to those other contributors in respect of the contribution of the original developer.