For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0
tiemann at opensource.org
Thu Feb 19 15:17:43 UTC 2009
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Simon Phipps <webmink at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2009, at 13:17, 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.
> Having followed the discussion, that's my conclusion too. As a
> free-standing license I don't believe it would qualify as Open Source
> because of that initial period where the four freedoms are not available.
> I'd be surprised if the OSI Board approved it. That's not to say a company
> attempting a business model on this approach would fail, but their software
> could not be described as open source until the initial period had expired.
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