[Talk-us] H. R. 1604 bill looking to force US government to contract out much of its mapping activity

Sean Bartell osm at yotann.org
Thu May 9 13:26:03 UTC 2013


Hello,

Mike N on 2013-05-09:
> On 5/8/2013 10:38 PM, Alex Barth wrote:
> >OSM data and the OSM software ecosystem can play a huge role in this
> >context. Open source and open data has proven its worth in tearing down
> >institutional boundaries and making teams cooperate more efficiently
> >many times over.
> >
> >That's the reason why we at the OSM US chapter are trying to connect
> >government with government around using OSM:
> 
>   Good article - are there any rules that the result of US
> Government projects be public domain?

Works by federal government employees are public domain, but works by
contractors are not:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_status_of_work_by_the_U.S._government

Sean Bartell



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