Story 2014-04-10 3HR NASA Releases Over 1000 Projects as Open Source

NASA Releases Over 1000 Projects as Open Source

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story imageToday (April 10th) , NASA released over 1000 projects as open source in a searchable database .

NASA already released the source code and schematics of the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer, Command Module (codenamed Comanche054) and the Lunar Module (Luminary099) on July 20th, 2009; the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.

In February of this year, DARPA published a similar catalog. Both code databases are the result of a 2011 order from President Barack Obama that federal agencies increase the pace of technology transfer.

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Cross-submitted to SoylentNews? (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-10 20:40 (#11Q)

why do we need that remark???

Re: Cross-submitted to SoylentNews? (Score: 5, Informative)

by on 2014-04-10 23:34 (#11R)

(1) For information to the editor - it is up to him or her if that remark remains.

(2) To prevent people from accusing one of both sites of "stealing" content from the other site ( yes, that has happened already ). Of course, somebody will find something else to complain about - even in the first post.

(3) To inform people who find the post interesting about another place where it may also be discussed - more information is more power.

Now that is out of the way: go download some code and schematics and build that spaceship.

Re: Cross-submitted to SoylentNews? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-17 12:16 (#13R)

And frankly I don't mind if stories are run by All Three Sites -- each has its own personality and one gets a different perspective from the comments on each. Because I saw it one place doesn't prevent me from looking again at another site.

Not an Apache/MIT license (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-04-11 04:07 (#11S)

The NASA open source license is here .

It seems to be a viral license like the GPL/LGPL, plus a dark warning about export restrictions.

1.Whenever a Recipient distributes or redistributes the Subject Software, a copy of this Agreement must be included with each copy of the Subject Software; and 2.If Recipient distributes or redistributes the Subject Software in any form other than source code, Recipient must also make the source code freely available, and must provide with each copy of the Subject Software information on how to obtain the source code in a reasonable manner on or through a medium customarily used for software exchange.

J.Notwithstanding any provisions contained herein, Recipient is hereby put on notice that export of any goods or technical data from the United States may require some form of export license from the U.S. Government. Failure to obtain necessary export licenses may result in criminal liability under U.S. laws. Government Agency neither represents that a license shall not be required nor that, if required, it shall be issued. Nothing granted herein provides any such export license.

Re: Not an Apache/MIT license (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-04-11 13:26 (#11W)

Comments at the top of the code show it to be public domain, isn't that counter to any kind of license?

NASA Technology Transfer Portal (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-04-11 12:51 (#11V)

The NASA Technology Transfer Portal has a search box and a Software Catalog ( PDF ).

Re: NASA Technology Transfer Portal (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-14 18:38 (#12H)

according to the PDF catalog, most of it is *not* open source at all