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Re: geotrans license: asking for advice

Roberto Lumbreras <rover@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi...
> I have packaged a nice software called geotrans (ITP #468918):
> http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/geotrans/
> whose author is NGA (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency). You
> can find my work at http://rover.thehackers.org/geotrans/

I'm quite surprised that they are not claiming copyright under US law,
but yet claim copyright under other jurisdictions (if I understood

Traditionaly, software developed by the US government has had no
copyright (i.e. public domain).  It is strange to see an outfit cliam it
only in other jurisdictions.  Seems to go against the principle.


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