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

Russ Nelson nelson at
Wed Feb 18 15:59:01 UTC 2009

John Cowan writes:
 > I agree.  However, licenses can be OSD-compliant but not OSI Approved.

What happens when Microsoft decides that the MS-HUGELY-PROPRIETARY
license is OSD-compliant?  I propose that the basis on which someone
should rely on assertion of OSD compliance is: "Is the organization
the Open Source Initiative?"  If not, then you shouldn't believe the
claim of OSD compliance.

If even our FRIENDS don't think we have any authority, it's time to
declare victory and go home.

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