[License-discuss] Government licenses

Smith, McCoy mccoy.smith at intel.com
Tue May 28 20:27:41 UTC 2019

>>From: License-discuss [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at lists.opensource.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:24 PM
>>To: license-discuss at lists.opensource.org
>>Subject: Re: [License-discuss] Government licenses

>>Government code is only public domain if it is written by actual government *employees* like Arthur David Olson (creator of the Olson timezone database and supporting code, now maintained at <https://www.iana.org/time-zones>.   If software >>written by government *contractors*, which much of it is, its copyright status is whatever the contract says, and typically the contractor retains that copyright.

So, basically, just like every other coder out there without a US employee badge.  The coders who use the licenses already on the list.

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