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Re: NASA Open Source Agreement

On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:25:11 -0400
Jeremy Wright <wrightjmf@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've asked the OSI license mailing list about this, and I wanted to
> get the Debian take on it. I didn't see this discussion anywhere else
> on this list already. Sorry if I missed it.
> The OSI has approved version 1.3 of the NASA Open Source Agreement
> (NOSA), but the FSF has a problem with section 3, paragraph G of the
> license. The issue that the FSF cites is as follows:
> "The NASA Open Source Agreement, version 1.3, is not a free software
> license because it includes a provision requiring changes to be your
> “original creation”. Free software development depends on combining
> code from third parties, and the NASA license doesn't permit this."

Have you let the OSI know? its possible someone made a mistake, or they
may simply disagree with the FSF on this matter.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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