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

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Thu Feb 19 16:08:13 UTC 2009

Simon Phipps dixit:

> I don't believe it would qualify as Open Source because of that initial
> period where the four freedoms are not available

Isn’t the “four freedoms” talk the Free Software (as in FSF) definition?
You’re confusing things here.

A BSD licenced work where you do not (yet) have the source code of
also comes under an OSD conformant licence, it’s just not OSI Approved
Open Source Software™ until you actually get the source code.

“It is inappropriate to require that a time represented as
 seconds since the Epoch precisely represent the number of
 seconds between the referenced time and the Epoch.”
	-- IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (POSIX) Section B.2.2.2

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