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This is a rather unique license. It attempts to permit someone to distribute copies of the licensed work (or a derived work) under different terms (including non-free terms where the source is not available) for a period of time not to exceed 12 months. As a result, works under the TGPPL which are using the "Transitive Grace Period" may not be available under Free Software terms, and for the purposes of simplicity, we must assume that any TGPPL licensed works distributed with a "Transitive Grace Period" are non-free, until that "Transitive Grace Period" expires.

However, for works which do not choose to leverage the "Transitive Grace Period", and for which the source code is immediately available for corresponding binaries under the terms of the TGPPL, it is safe to consider those works Free (but GPL incompatible, due to the wording of the license). As the Tahoe-LAFS code is the only known user of the TGPPL at this time, and it does not currently distribute under the "Transitive Grace Period", this distinction is useful.

Any Fedora packages which include TGPPL licensed works must choose not to leverage the Transitive Grace Period.

For the above reasons, Fedora strongly discourages developers from using the TGPPL.

The below copy of the TGPPL 1.0 was taken from https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/browser/trunk/COPYING.TGPPL.rst on December 2, 2014. It is worth noting that the Tahoe LAFS use of the TGPPL license also includes a number of exceptions intended to resolve license compatibility with other licenses. These exceptions are not part of the TGPPL, and are not included in the below license text.

License Text

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Transitive Grace Period Public Licence ("TGPPL") v. 1.0
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This Transitive Grace Period Public Licence (the "License") applies to any
original work of authorship (the "Original Work") whose owner (the
"Licensor") has placed the following licensing notice adjacent to the
copyright notice for the Original Work:

 *Licensed under the Transitive Grace Period Public Licence version 1.0*

1.  **Grant of Copyright License.** Licensor grants You a worldwide,
    royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license, for the duration of
    the copyright, to do the following:

    a. to reproduce the Original Work in copies, either alone or as part of a
       collective work;

    b. to translate, adapt, alter, transform, modify, or arrange the Original
       Work, thereby creating derivative works ("Derivative Works") based upon
       the Original Work;

    c. to distribute or communicate copies of the Original Work and Derivative
       Works to the public, with the proviso that copies of Original Work or
       Derivative Works that You distribute or communicate shall be licensed
       under this Transitive Grace Period Public Licence no later than 12
       months after You distributed or communicated said copies;

    d. to perform the Original Work publicly; and

    e. to display the Original Work publicly.

2.  **Grant of Patent License.** Licensor grants You a worldwide,
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    owned or controlled by the Licensor that are embodied in the Original
    Work as furnished by the Licensor, for the duration of the patents, to
    make, use, sell, offer for sale, have made, and import the Original Work
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    unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent
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15. **Right to Use.** You may use the Original Work in all ways not otherwise
    restricted or conditioned by this License or by law, and Licensor
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16. **Modification of This License.** This License is Copyright © 2007 Zooko
    Wilcox-O'Hearn. Permission is granted to copy, distribute, or communicate
    this License without modification. Nothing in this License permits You to
    modify this License as applied to the Original Work or to Derivative
    Works. However, You may modify the text of this License and copy,
    distribute or communicate your modified version (the "Modified License")
    and apply it to other original works of authorship subject to the
    following conditions: (i) You may not indicate in any way that your
    Modified License is the "Transitive Grace Period Public Licence" or
    "TGPPL" and you may not use those names in the name of your Modified
    License; and (ii) You must replace the notice specified in the first
    paragraph above with the notice "Licensed under <insert your license name
    here>" or with a notice of your own that is not confusingly similar to
    the notice in this License.