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

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Feb 18 07:37:29 UTC 2009

Rick Moen wrote, but did not assert:

> 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.

I agree.  However, licenses can be OSD-compliant but not OSI Approved.

Rick Moen wrote and asserted:

> ...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 don't see any evidence in Chris's messages to believe that.

It was dreary and wearisome.  Cold clammy winter still held way in this
forsaken country.  The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark
greasy surfaces of the sullen waters.  Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed
up in the mists like ragged shadows of long-forgotten summers.
        --"The Passage of the Marshes"

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