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Re: Statement on code.NASA project

From: Solal
Subject: Re: Statement on code.NASA project
Date: Sun, 04 May 2014 14:37:23 +0200
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Le 25/04/2014 12:45, Solal a écrit :
> The code.NASA project is a catalog of software distributed by the NASA
> and which is used by its space projects.
> There are some problems in this project :
> -Most of software are proprietary, under the NOSA (NASA Open Source
> Agreement). NOSA is open source but not free. I call that a POSS license
> (Proprietary Open Source Software)[0]. This is a prove of the laxism of
> the OSD (Open Source Definition).
> -Some software is for a certain group. I understand that critical
> software should be reserved for the Government (except the National
> Surveillance Agency[1], of course) but some programs are reserved for
> Americans. This is very shocking and discriminatory. I do not see why
> Americans would be safer than non-Americans. This is pure and simple
> racism. Do America need a second Luther King?
> [0]: FLCSS (Free/Libre Closed Source Software) exist too, because the
> point 9 of the OSD haven't equivalent in the FSD (Free Software
> Definition). A FLCSS license is a license which restricts other software
> distributed on aggregates. A FLCSS license is surely the ultimate copyleft.
> [1]: Beautiful pun about NSA, no?

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