for an old Department of Defense policy on the use of
"This 2009 memo is important for anyone who works with the DoD (including contractors) on software and systems that include software... and I suspect it will influence many other organizations as well. Let me explain why this new memo exists, and what it says.
Back in 2003 the DoD released a formal memo titled Open Source Software (OSS) in the Department of Defense. This older memo was supposed to make it clear that it was fine to use and develop OSS in the DoD. Unfortunately, as the new 2009 memo states, "there have been misconceptions and misinterpretations of the existing laws, policies and regulations that deal with software and apply to OSS that have hampered effective DoD use and development of OSS".
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