[License-discuss] code.mil update

Christopher Sean Morrison brlcad at mac.com
Wed Mar 8 02:13:00 UTC 2017

On a rather unrelated note (apologies for the deluge of e-mails today!), the folks behind code.mil have responded to public feedback and are proposing significant changes to their approach.

Instead of wrapping an OSI license as before, they now propose to directly utilize an existing copyright-based open source license.  That is, they may actually attempt to test the theory postulated by Richard Fontana et al., namely that horrible things might not actually happen if the USG slaps a copyright-based license on their works.  Instead of wrapping the license, they use it straight up with an INTENT.md file to explain that what's public domain obviously remains as such, and what's not falls under the license.  Details here:


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