Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: Checking the ARL's scheme for releasing software
* Cem F. Karan:
>> In the past, I think the main problem with U.S. government works was that
>> some agencies merely repeated the legal situation regarding
>> copyright in government works, and it was not very clear if those agencies
>> intended to pursue copyright claims abroad (perhaps even
>> requiring compliance with proprietary licenses). Your proposal would
>> completely address that issue, I think.
> Can you point me to where this was discussed? There are some people within
> the USG that need to read that conversation ASAP.
I think the most recent discussion may have been this:
The agency in question went beyond the usual, though, explicitly
addressing the problem.
This discussion resurfaces periodically:
I can't find more discussions about specific pieces of software and
their licensing terms, though. I can try harder if it's really
important to move beyond abstract concerns.