Subject: Re: Time Out License (was: "Not yet"?)
From: Crispin Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 22:54:33 +0000

"L. Peter Deutsch" wrote:

> Aladdin uses a roughly-1-year timeout for Ghostscript, and resets the clock
> immediately after each public release.  It doesn't appear to have
> discouraged contributions from people, but of course I don't have any way to
> know that.

Good point.

> The "Largess" approach is equivalent to not having a timeout at all, after
> the first timeout period has elapsed, if the primary author of FooBar is
> continually improving it in substantial ways.  You're certainly free to call
> the other approach "Greed".  I would call it "consistency".

I didn't mean to apply a value judgement.  In this case, "greed" is merely
relative for purposes of discussion, and not meant to stick to the licensing