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Re: NASA Open Source Agreement

Thanks for the input everyone.

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

Karl - I haven't contacted the OSI directly about this. I only posted
my question to the OSI License Discuss list. For now, I'm just trying
to get a handle on what the community thinks of the NOSA, and what
they would do differently.



On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
> * Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> [110429 03:16]:
>> Secondly, I was under the impression that all US Government works are
>> supposed to be public domain, under what circumstances is this license
>> used?
> It's only public domain within the USA. Everywhere else you might need
> a license depending on the local legislation[1].
> The same situation like if some author is dead long enough for one
> legislation but not long enough for another, then the work can
> be public domain in some parts of the world and not public domain
> in other parts of the world.
>        Bernhard R. Link
> [1] Berne has recipocity. But a possible implementation is "if you
> give our authors the same rights as your authors, we give your
> authors the same rights as our authors".
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