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From "Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US)" <cem.f.karan....@mail.mil>
Subject RE: [Non-DoD Source] Suggested license mod or FAQ
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:10:24 GMT
OK, so the mixing in of contractor material is probably what allows the use of 
the ASL for the work as a whole.  That said, both you and Ted have given me a 
good place to start my inquiries at.  Thank you!  I'll get our lawyers talking 
to the NSA lawyers ASAP.

Thanks,
Cem Karan

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> Cem,
>
> Please note that NiFi, similar to Accumulo was open sourced by the NSA.  The 
> proposal for NiFi spells out what the lawyers/tech transfer
> office provided regarding this matter and I believe it is consistent with 
> Accumulo as well.
>
> It reads
>
> "== Source and Intellectual Property Submission == Previously referred to as 
> Niagarafiles, the NiFi code and documentation materials will
> be submitted by the National Security Agency. NiFi has been developed by a 
> mix of government employees and private companies under
> government contract. Material developed by the government employees is in 
> the public domain and no U.S. copyright exists in works of
> the federal government. For the contractor developed material in the initial 
> submission, the U.S. Government has sufficient authority to
> open source per DFARS 252.227-7014. NSA has submitted the Software Grant 
> Agreement and Corporate Contributor License Agreement
> to the Apache Software Foundation."
>
> Thanks
> Joe
>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL
> (US) <cem.f.karan.civ@mail.mil> wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Ted Dunning [Caution-mailto:ted.dunning@gmail.com]
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:58 PM
> >> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Suggested license mod or FAQ
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 5:57 AM, Karan, Cem F CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL
> >> (US) <cem.f.karan.civ@mail.mil < Caution-
> >> Caution-mailto:cem.f.karan.civ@mail.mil > > wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>       Can you
> >>       please point out which agencies are doing this, and on which 
> >> projects?
> >>
> >>
> >> Accumulo was developed in-house by the NSA.
> >
> > No contractor involvement at all?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cem Karan
> >
>
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