[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] code.mil update

Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US) cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil
Wed Mar 8 15:10:26 UTC 2017

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> From: License-discuss [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Sean Morrison
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:03 AM
> To: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject: Re: [License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] code.mil update 
> > 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.
> Sean

Got it, I misunderstood what you were saying.

Cem Karan

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