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

Rick Moen rick at
Wed Feb 18 02:11:24 UTC 2009

Quoting Christopher Schmidt (crschmidt at

> 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.

I was _going_ to say:

You would be making a grave mistake if you think that trying to call
something with even _arguable_ OSD-compliance problems "open source" is
in the interest of you or your firm.  I strongly suggest you not commit
that error, if you don't wish to have a severe and ongoing public
relations problem.
...and then I realised that this is a classic case of "let's you and him
fight"; you're speaking of Zooko's licence, not yours, and you don't
speak for him.  I'm pretty sure Zooko's been around long enough to avoid
that error.

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