For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0
bruce at perens.com
Sun Feb 1 05:08:52 UTC 2009
> When such people come to you and ask "Would it be a good idea to
> release my software under the TGPPL?", it would be perfectly
> appropriate for you to advise them against. However, when people come
> to you and ask "Is the TGPPL an open source licence?" it would be
> inappropriate for you to reply to them "Never heard of it.".
Let's hope that my memory for acronyms is good :-)
For a long time, I have been able to point to a license and acknowledge
that it complies with the Open Source Definition, independent of whether
or not the OSI has approved it.
I counsel my own clients to use no more than four licenses across all of
their Open Source work. The four are compatible with each other and
satisfy a range of different business purposes. There is some argument
about which four to use, but not about what they do. IMO, all other than
the four you happen to use are close to redundant and provide little value.
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