The Defense Department was under a year-end congressional deadline to release the code as open source; its developers describe it in the ReadMe as "basically a glorified web portal engine, with the unusual characteristic that the content within the portal (i.e. the widgets) is decentralized." The GitHub-hosted OWF is version 7 of the framework. The software is set to undergo a major refactoring over the next 6 months, a process that Defense officials have said will be conducted openly.
Article authors wanted to use an Apache license and put the code on the Apache Software Foundation's hosting site, but they had to resolve issues such as the existence of a NASA-specific license and another license created by the JPL jointly with the California Institute of Technology, plus the fact that JPL also had its own code hosting site.
Code for a National Security Agency-made framework for lightweight web application development should be posted on to GitHub by Sept. 30, a Defense Department official said May 24 during the Mil-OSS LANT conference .
A clause in the Apache open source license does not in fact violate a government law known as the Antideficiency Act that prevents federal officials from binding agencies in a contractual obligation
On Jan. 4, NASA added to its growing collection of open.nasa.gov websites with the launch of code.nasa.gov . The site aims to be a "community hub" by providing access to current NASA open source
The recent launch of code.nasa.gov is providing better access to NASA sourced and funded projects, but William Eshagh of the NASA open government team says some forthcoming open-source licensing
BOSTON -- Open source software has gained support in the public sector due to a maturation of products and increased understanding by the government, said Shaun Walker , co-founder and chief