[extropy-chat] NASA may be open sourcing some code someday
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 13 22:58:10 UTC 2004
--- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> --- Brian Atkins <brian at posthuman.com> wrote:
> > http://news.osdir.com/article448.html
> Of course, one could argue that any code owned by NASA
> itself (not including code used by NASA but written by
> its subcontractors, etc.) should already be open
> per existing law.
This isn't unique. NASA earns money for its budget through its
technology transfer program. As such, it is doing job shop R&D and such
programs are not on the tax rolls, so it's not strictly public domain knowledge.
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