Subject: Re: NASA requests help finding gov't use of standard OSS licenses.
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 11:07:54 -0400

Tzeng, Nigel H. scripsit:

> How does NOSA keep the code more "open" than public domain?

As I pointed out already, federal government code is in the public
domain *only in the US*.  Elsewhere it is in copyright, and needs a
license.  In addition, the federal government may hold copyrights
transferred to it.

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