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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Government License
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:10:23 GMT
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM, McGovern, James <james.mcgovern@hp.com> wrote:
> Has anyone ever explored creation of a license model that forbids the
> Federal Government in using its software? For example, you may want to
> create a new encryption algorithm but for whatever reasons, don’t want the
> NSA to have access to it.
>

Aside from the question of whether this violates the definition of
"open source", there is also the question of federal sovereign
immunity (called "crown immunity" in some countries), the concept by
which a state limits its ability to be subject to civil suits.

Regardsm

-Rob


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