TGPPL, deterring licence proliferation by withholding the stamp of OSD-conformance (was: recent submissions merit no action)
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jan 21 18:11:17 UTC 2009
Zooko O'Whielacronx scripsit:
> My Request For Approval is not frivolous. I believe that the
> Transitive Grace Period Public Licence could turn out to be important
> -- it is a novel mechanism for cooperation which has the potential to
> greatly foment creative work. Other people think it is a good idea,
I agree entirely that the TGPPL is not frivolous, though it may not
accomplish what it attempts to accomplish.
> 3. Separately indicate whether the OSI finds a licence to be OSD-
> conformant and whether it advises the use of that licence. This is
> as Russell Nelson has suggested in "restarting License (anti-)
> Proliferation" . In this scheme, the OSI would maintain two lists
> of licences: "recommended" and "conformant". In my opinion this is
> the best option of the three.
Such efforts are indeed underway.
[W]hen I wrote it I was more than a little John Cowan
febrile with foodpoisoning from an antique carrot cowan at ccil.org
that I foolishly ate out of an illjudged faith http://ccil.org/~cowan
in the benignancy of vegetables. --And Rosta
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