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pFUnit license?

Ben
2014-01-08
2014-01-08
  • Ben
    Ben
    2014-01-08

    pFUnit looks very promising and we're looking into adopting it. But, there is no license file in the pFUnit repository. The README-INSTALL file states:

    "COPYRIGHT - Contains information pertaining to the use and distribution of pFUnit."

    But that only contains NASA's copyright statement, nothing about use and redistribution:

    "Copyright 2005 United States Government as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All Rights Reserved."

    This doesn't give us enough info to decide if we can use it. Can we incorporate it into our repo/build and redistribute with our source?

    Can you please add a license file to the master and 2.1.0 branches?

    Thanks,

    Ben

     
    • Tom Clune
      Tom Clune
      2014-01-08

      Ben,

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I know (or at least strongly believe) that we put the full copyright in some variant long ago, and I've generally ignored since then. I'll try to do that asap, but have a number of meetings today.

      In a nutshell, the NOSA is almost indistinguishable from GPL, but the NASA lawyers assure me that we cannot mix GPL with NOSA on our end. So redistributing our code should be fine, and the question is just merely whether or not it is compatible with the license under which you are distributing your other software.

      Cheers,

      • Tom

      On Jan 7, 2014, at 10:07 PM, Ben bjalbl@users.sf.net wrote:

      pFUnit looks very promising and we're looking into adopting it. But, there is no license file in the pFUnit repository. The README-INSTALL file states:

      "COPYRIGHT - Contains information pertaining to the use and distribution of pFUnit."

      But that only contains NASA's copyright statement, nothing about use and redistribution:

      "Copyright 2005 United States Government as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All Rights Reserved."

      This doesn't give us enough info to decide if we can use it. Can we incorporate it into our repo/build and redistribute with our source?

      Can you please add a license file to the master and 2.1.0 branches?

      Thanks,

      Ben

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      Thomas Clune, Ph. D. Thomas.L.Clune@nasa.gov
      Chief, Software Systems Support Office Code 610.3
      NASA GSFC 301-286-4635
      MS 610.8 B33-C128 http://ssso.gsfc.nasa.gov
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    • Tom Clune
      Tom Clune
      2014-01-08

      Hi Ben,

      Laywers were fast for once. The NOSA can be obtained from this link:

      http://opensource.gsfc.nasa.gov/projects/FUNIT/SUA%20Open%20Source%20FUNIT%20GSC15137.doc

      I'm still waiting to hear from them whether or not I can push a text-equivalent version. Or at least a PDF. But this should at least allow you (or a lawyer) to evaluate compatibility at your end.

      In the worst case, hopefully you could just distribute a script that clones pfunit during the 1st build. But I understand the desire for a more seamless distribution.

      • Tom

      On Jan 7, 2014, at 10:07 PM, Ben bjalbl@users.sf.net wrote:

      pFUnit looks very promising and we're looking into adopting it. But, there is no license file in the pFUnit repository. The README-INSTALL file states:

      "COPYRIGHT - Contains information pertaining to the use and distribution of pFUnit."

      But that only contains NASA's copyright statement, nothing about use and redistribution:

      "Copyright 2005 United States Government as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All Rights Reserved."

      This doesn't give us enough info to decide if we can use it. Can we incorporate it into our repo/build and redistribute with our source?

      Can you please add a license file to the master and 2.1.0 branches?

      Thanks,

      Ben

      pFUnit license?

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      Thomas Clune, Ph. D. Thomas.L.Clune@nasa.gov
      Chief, Software Systems Support Office Code 610.3
      NASA GSFC 301-286-4635
      MS 610.8 B33-C128 http://ssso.gsfc.nasa.gov
      Greenbelt, MD 20771

       
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  • Ben
    Ben
    2014-01-08

    Thanks!

    Ben