[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] code.mil update
Christopher Sean Morrison
brlcad at mac.com
Wed Mar 8 15:02:56 UTC 2017
> On Mar 8, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US) <cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> You might want to re-read what they posted; the license applies only to those
> portions of the code that have copyright attached, otherwise it's public
> domain. The trick is that while US Government (USG) works are ineligible for
> copyright within the US, they may be eligible for copyright outside the US,
> and in those areas the USG works are licensed under the OSI-approved license.
> I'm not sure what it would mean for code that was moved across jurisdictions,
> but I do understand and appreciate the intent of their approach.
They’ve slapped a copyright-based license file on the collective work with an INTENT file clarifying that it only applies to code that has copyright attached. I read what they wrote very carefully. We’re saying exactly the same thing.
It’s an interesting approach that is not new, just untested and a point of dispute in the past as to what might happen.
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