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

Bruce Perens bruce at
Thu Feb 19 18:34:04 UTC 2009

Michael Tiemann wrote:
> If Bruce's logic is correct, the TGPPL creates a trojan horse 
> situation where the license would (if the OSI were to grant such 
> approval) claim open source over top of code that did not, in fact, 
> carry the open source property.  That would be Bad.
The lanuguage in the license is:

    to distribute or communicate copies of the Original Work and
    Derivative Works to the public, with the proviso that copies of
    Original Work or Derivative Works that You distribute or communicate
    shall be licensed under this Transitive Grace Period Public Licence
    no later than 12 months after You distributed or communicated said

So, this depends on whether the license is applied but is in abeyance 
during the 12 months, or whether this is a /contract/ and the creator of 
a derivative work is agreeing to apply the license after the 12 months.



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