For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

Brian Behlendorf brian at
Tue Feb 17 16:02:38 UTC 2004

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 jcowan at wrote:
> Thanks; that looks definitive.  So a U.S. government work is born into the
> public domain in the U.S., but is in copyright for 50 years after its
> publication date in Australia.  Amazing.
> So Americans can ignore the civil-servant version of the NOSA license with
> impunity, but not so Australians.

So what happens when I download the code under a FOIA/public domain issue,
and then relicense under a BSD license?  Don't I have the right to
relicense PD works?


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