Subject: Re: NASA requests help finding gov't use of standard OSS licenses.
From: Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 16:55:24 -0500

Richard Fontana <rfontana@redhat.com> writes:
>I note that NASA patents aren't in the public domain, and the NOSA
>includes a patent license provision.

I think my question still stands, though: why would a Contributor (as
defined by the license) necessarily be bound by the patent provisions in
NOSA, except for those Contributors who have explicitly agreed to NOSA
as a contract?