This license is effective until X

David Woolley forums at
Sun Aug 8 13:38:46 UTC 2010

LWC wrote:
> If a license lets you use and modify a program however you want, as long as 
> you keep the original credit and acknowledge your changes, what does this 
> line mean:
> This license is effective until X.
> (in this case 2002 - because this program is a siteless abandonware).

Literally it means that you cannot do anything restricted by copyright 
now, because it is after 2002.  Whether that was the intent is a 
different question.

David Woolley
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