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

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Thu Feb 19 13:49:21 UTC 2009

On Feb 19, 2009, at 14:17 , Stefano Maffulli wrote:

> On 19/feb/09, at 05:41, Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
>> I think that it is a new trait that probably isn't covered by  
>> another license and deserves more than being a waiver if it is  
>> indeed a new open source (sub?) genre.
> This is not a new license. It's a license similar to other existing  
> ones with an additional clause that sets a time based deadline.  
> Software released under the TGPPL falls under the Open Source  
> Definition only when the time has passed. Until then it's not open  
> source software.

You've got that backwards. It is truly open source *until* that time  
has passed. After that it turns into crippled open source because it  
becomes copyleft ;-)


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