For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0

Russ Nelson nelson at
Thu Feb 5 11:19:54 UTC 2009

zooko writes:
 > However, the Transitive Grace Period Public Licence experiment is not  
 > that one.  The TGPPL experiment attempts to encourage cooperative  
 > software development by allowing anyone in the world to re-use source  
 > code and distribute a proprietary derived work for up to twelve  
 > months, *provided* that they extend the same grant of rights,  
 > including the twelve month grace period, to everyone who uses their  
 > derived work, and everyone who uses derived derived works, etc,  
 > transitively.

The board is not comfortable with the discussion of the transitive
quality of this license, and would like more discussion by
license-review members.  Thank you for the discussion so far.

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