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Re: How to free US governmental code

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 06:07:52PM -0400, James Cloos wrote:
> >>>>> "WL" == Walter Landry <wlandry@caltech.edu> writes:
> WL> I found something here
> WL>   ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/4bsd/README.Impt.License.Change
> WL> I do not think it applies in this case.
> WL> Cheers,
> WL> Walter Landry
> Thanks for finding that.  That is certainly limited to BSD.
> -JimC
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> James Cloos <cloos@jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 0x997A9F17ED7DAEA6

US Government code authored by US Govt. employees is one of the few things that
remains public domain _in the US_

Here, you have code written by contractors for the US government. Is there a 
contact for LANL anywhere ? - if you ask LANL themselves, they may be able to 
establish who owns the code now and how to free it up appropriately. They will
have access to corporate policies / lawyers etc. for their situation and can
get permission to give permission.

All the best,


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