For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 19 23:16:47 UTC 2009
Quoting Tzeng, Nigel H. (Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu):
> If OSX was under the TGPPL rather than BSD then Apple would add
> proprietary code to the BSD code and enjoy 12 months of grace period
> before they had to release the source code.
In your hypothetical, if Apple, Inc. owned copyright over the particular
code they released under TGPPL, what exactly _would_ oblige them to
comply with the TGPPL disclosure terms after 12 months?
To explain: Were that code copyright, by contrast, held by some other
party, Apple would commit the tort of copyright violation against that
party, by redistributing his/her code without complying with his/her
conditions -- but Apple, Inc. cannot be held to violate their _own_
So, what does 'had to' mean in this context? Or else what?
Rick Moen "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
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