Subject: Re: Software as a public service
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 16:20:49 +0900

>>>>> "Frank" == Frank Hecker <hecker@hecker.org> writes:

    Frank> I should have noted that this is for contractor-developed
    Frank> software for which the contractor retains
    Frank> copyright. However even for software for which the
    Frank> copyright is assigned to a US government agency (or for
    Frank> that matter, government-developed software with no
    Frank> copyright) the agency is not necessarily obligated to
    Frank> release it to the general public.

Well, the hypothesis is that the FOI Act is applicable.  My concern is
that even that might not be much help for the purpose of leveraging
government-funded software into the open source sector.

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