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Ozone Widget Framework on GitHub

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.

NASA needs open source framework

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.

Ozone Widget Framework to be on GitHub by Sept. 30

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.

Army lawyers dismiss Apache license indemnification snafu

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

Q&A: NASA's Sean Herron and William Eshagh on code.nasa.gov

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

NASA looks to lower open source licensing barriers

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

DotNetNuke Co-Founder offers tips for open source adoption by government

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