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

Bruce Perens bruce at
Thu Feb 19 19:42:13 UTC 2009

Lawrence Rosen wrote:
>>     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
>>     copies;
>> 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.
> I don't understand what difference that would make for the OSD,
It's a matter of whether the TGPPL /itself/ is - for a period of time - 
not compliant with essentially all of the OSD requirements, or whether 
the license applied to the non-Open-Source work is something /other/ 
than the TGPPL.



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