For Approval: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.1

jcowan at jcowan at
Tue Feb 17 19:37:19 UTC 2004

Brian Behlendorf scripsit:

> So I have no right to create a derivative work of a public domain work and
> release that derivative work under a license of my choice?  For example, I
> can not take PD code and incorporate it into Apache httpd? I must
> misunderstand what public domain means, then.

Oh yes, you can do that.  But the derivative work must be genuinely a derivative
work, and not just a minor touch-up of the public-domain original.

"They tried to pierce your heart                John Cowan
with a Morgul-knife that remains in the
wound.  If they had succeeded, you would
become a wraith under the domination of the Dark Lord."         --Gandalf
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