The NASA license may be unconstitutional? Re: For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

Andy Tai lichengtai at
Fri Feb 13 04:05:10 UTC 2004

The NASA license as proposed may be against the law in
many locations.  For example, in Taiwan the
Constitution of the Republic of China is the supreme
law of the land.  The NASA license demands that it is
governed by US Federal Law, which conflicts with the
ROC's sovereignty and copyright laws and this
requirement is unconstitutional.  

The same probably is true for most locations outside
the US.

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