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

Russ Nelson nelson at
Fri Feb 20 06:29:31 UTC 2009

Chris Zumbrunn writes:
 > part is worded clearly. What isn't clear at all is under which other  
 > license I would be able to license my derivative work for that 12  
 > months period. Apparently anything would go, as long as these other  
 > license terms terminate within the timeframe.

What if I licensed the code under the BSD license during the 12 month
period, and somebody made a derivative work under it?

 > Of course, a license that only behaves like a permissive open source  
 > license for a period of 12 month would be an oxymoron.

Exactly why the board is concerned -- and rightfully so in my opinion.

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