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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] And another license



On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 23:20 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 20:59 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> 
> > From my time there, my understanding was that code created and published
> > by the U.S. government (or contractors under hire to do so) is public
> > domain, and the government isn't allowed to deny the public the right to
> > modify code it produces.  This probably bears a closer look and some
> > communication to see if someone just mistakenly slapped a license text
> > on it to be open-sourcey.
> 
> Contractors are exempt from this. See:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_of_the_United_States_Government#Works_produced_by_contractors

Thanks for the correction, Spot, this is good reading.

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