For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Fri Feb 13 15:42:13 UTC 2004

Richard Schilling <rschi at> writes:

> Specifically, I maintain that copyright and waivers are *not*
> determinants of an open source license, and I think it's improtant (if
> that's criteria as well) to clearly state that.  I
> would also suggest that as long as distribution is met, regardless of
> it's means, with or without re-distribution, the license be considered
> open source.

Well, no.  The OSD imposes additional requirements, and they are
generally considered to be desirable.

If you want to propose a modification to the OSD, try proposing
specific changes.

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