[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Resources to discourage governments from bespoke licenses?
mccoy at lexpan.law
Fri Feb 28 22:24:16 UTC 2020
>>From: Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY CCDC ARL (USA) <cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil>
>>Sent: Friday, February 28, 2020 12:39 PM
>>To: mccoy at lexpan.law; license-discuss at lists.opensource.org
>>Subject: RE: [License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Resources to discourage governments from bespoke licenses?
>>Hmmm... OK, I remember that a NOSA 3.0 was being drafted at one time, and I know it got put up on the list. Does anyone want me to go poke at the NASA lawyers to see if they'll push on NOSA 3.0 >>again? Alternatively, does anyone want to push on Congress to do something about copyright law so that the US Government can use the standard, already approved licenses?
Are you sure about that? I've scanned the archives and don't see anything about a NOSA 3.0. Just about 2.0. And 2.0 was never approved; the only approved version is 1.3. The last discussion on NOSA 2.0 was around June of 2018.
I'm not sure you need Congress to act here, the USG has already released code under all sorts of different OSI-approved licenses: https://code.gov/browse-projects?page=1&size=10&sort=data_quality
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