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

Richard Fontana <> 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?