"We the people" source released
Posted Aug 24, 2012 14:22 UTC (Fri) by david.a.wheeler
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Uncle Sam holds lots of copyrights. When US (federal) government employees create works as part of their official duties, their work is not subject to copyright in the US. But most software for Uncle Sam is written by contractors, who aren't subject to that law.
For details, see my paper: Publicly Releasing Open Source Software Developed for the U.S. Government, Journal of Software Technology, February 2011, Vol. 14, Number 1.
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