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

Russ Nelson nelson at
Sat Feb 21 13:21:42 UTC 2009

Thorsten Glaser writes:
 > Russ Nelson dixit:
 > >What happens when Microsoft decides that the MS-HUGELY-PROPRIETARY
 > >license is OSD-compliant?
 > What if it is? You all are human beings too and thusly can err.

Ahh, now we're getting into the interesting questions of
hermeneutics.  Can we, in fact, make mistakes on the interpretation of
a document we wrote?  Perhaps not.

 > In the end, OSD compliance is determined by the person wondering
 > if he can use said piece of work (or his lawyers).

If people have to do that, we're not doing our job.

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