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Welcome to – an experiment in open source at the Department of Defense

“The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces unique challenges in open sourcing its code. Unlike most software projects, code written by U.S. Federal government employees typically doesn’t have copyright protections under U.S. and some international laws. This can make it hard to attach an open source license to our code, and our team here at Defense Digital Service wants to find a solution. So, we’re trying something a little different. We’d like your feedback on our proposed open source strategy prior to us releasing our current projects. You can submit a public comment by opening a GitHub issue on this repository before we finalize the agreement at the end of March. The goal is to then use the developed mechanism to open source several projects and encourage and enable others within the DoD community to do so as well.”

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