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NASA looks to lower open source licensing barriers

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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 changes will make it more participatory.

"We're still working through, I think, some of the finer details of how to accept contributions from the public," said Eshagh in a recent interview. "More often than not, open source projects at NASA are collaborative efforts between NASA government employees and NASA contractors. And when that happens we have to be a little more creative with how we approach the usage rights problem."

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