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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:53:59 +0200 (CEST)

   > If it makes you happy, then the NASA Open Source Agreement is
   > listed, but it is not a free
   > software license.
   >  NASA Open Source Agreement
   >   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.


   See "Larger Work" in

Which has nothing to do with why the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSG)
is a non-free license.  I suggest you read section G:

| G. Each Contributor represents that that its Modification is
|    believed to be Contributor's original creation and does not
|    violate any existing agreements, regulations, statutes or rules,
|    and further that Contributor has sufficient rights to grant the
|    rights conveyed by this Agreement.

I.e. I am not allowed to take code that I have not created and combine
it with a program which is licensed under the NOSG.

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