For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

jcowan at jcowan at
Tue Feb 17 17:06:40 UTC 2004

Brian Behlendorf scripsit:

> 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?

You can do anything you want to with a public domain work except try to assert
a valid copyright on it, which is one of the incidents of the BSD or any
other open-source license.  So, no.

John Cowan  jcowan at
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