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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 16:43:49 +0200 (CEST)

   > 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.

   When you take third party code and combine that code with NOSA'd
   code, it is neither modification nor Modification, [...]

The end product is a modification, yes.  The creation that is added to
create the modification is not the `Contributor's original creation'

   Read all about "Larger Work" as spelled in both DEFINITIONS and

Which has nothing to do with this, since it isn't a `Larger work' that
is being used.

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