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Public Domain

All of my original contributions to the mozillaZine knowledge base are hereby released into the public domain.

Matthew Flaschen


This section in NO WAY affects the declaration above.

By doing this, I allow people to use information I provide without worrying about licensing constraints. For example, they could integrate a part into a book without worrying about copyright infringement. I don't mind this because I don't care how what I contribute here is used. Even if my text(or text modified by me) is incorporated into proprietary works, Mozilla will still benefit from the publication of information about it. More importantly, users will still be able to learn about Mozilla and its products from what I've written. It might be a bit annoying if people charge for it, but GNU FDL allows that as well. One of the biggest downsides of releasing it into the public domain is that people will be able to create versions of my work that cannot be distributed. However, this is not much of a problem, because the original text will still be accessible here. Less significant is the fact that people will be able to restrict modification of versions of my text. This matters less because it would be better if any new versions went up here anyway, so as to provide a consistent source for support and information about Mozilla.