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

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at
Wed Feb 18 01:25:37 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 07:36:48PM -0500, Russ Nelson wrote:
> zooko writes:
>  > I made that statement because TGPPL *is* an Open Source licence, and  
> Not until we say so.

How is that? Open source is a term. TGPPL is not an OSI Approved
License, and until TGPPL is a OSI Approved, it is a violation of the
trademark usage guidelines to use that, but thee is no similar trademark
on "Open Source", according to anythign I've read.

(Also, the image on appears to be
broken, linking to .)

I release open souce (or Open Source) software that is not under an OSI
Approved license, because that software meets the Open Source
Definition. Whether the Open Source INitiative has approved that license
is irrelevant to whether the software actually is or is not open source.

Christopher Schmidt

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