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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.

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