[License-discuss] Open Source Eventually License Development
akvarius12 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 16:01:34 UTC 2013
PMFJI, but I really don't understand the key part of TGPPL:
"... copies of Original Work or Derivative Works that You distribute
or communicate shall be licensed under this Transitive Grace Period
Public Licence no later than 12 months after You distributed or
communicated said copies"
AFAIK, a copyright license is about permissions regarding intangables,
not copies (as in "material objects" see 17 U.S.C. 101).
The wording regarding copies is in conflict with 17 U.S.C. 109 as well.
What am I missing here?
On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM, zooko <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
> I offer the following assertions about the Transitive Grace Period Public
> Licence (TGPPL) [1, 2].
> * TGPPL is a Free Software and Open Source licence. (As I've argued: [3, 4].)
> * It is not redundant with any existing Free+Open licence. (As I've argued:
> [5, 2].)
> * It is not like the practice that Aladdin Software had of releasing older
> versions under a Free+Open licence. (As I've argued: .)
> * It is currently in active use .
> I hereby make the following requests:
> * Help me think of problems or issues with this licence that I'm not already
> aware of.
> * Help me improve the licence for future revisions.
> * Register TGPPL in the lists of Open Source Licences  and Free Software
> Licences .
> * Consider incorporating "The Transitive Grace Period idea" into future Free
> and Open licences such as future revisions of GPL or copyleft-next. (Although
> according to Bradley Kuhn's and Richard Fontana's recent letters, that may be
> off-topic for this list.)
> You may be interested in the fact that my startup has just announced our first
> commercial product, which is the (Free and Open) Tahoe-LAFS software:
> You may also be interested in this related conversation, about the importance
> of software distribution and licensing, among other things, in today's world of
> ubiquitous surveillance:
>  https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/browser/trunk/COPYING.TGPPL.rst
>  https://tahoe-lafs.org/~zooko/tgppl.pdf
>  http://projects.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss/2013-August/001087.html
>  http://projects.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss/2013-August/001088.html
>  http://projects.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss/2013-August/001169.html
>  https://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2013-July/008610.html
>  http://opensource.org/licenses/
>  https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html
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