The U.S. Department of Defense’s View on Open Source

In December of 2011, I entered a coding competition sponsored by NASA, the USPTO and Harvard University. The competition allowed for use of Open Source software to meet the software requirements. The competition also required that all open source software should be compatible with Apache License, Version 2.0. After a bit of research, I found the following information:

“In practice, an open source software license must also meet the GNU Free Software Definition; the GNU project publishes a list of licenses ...

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Is BSD License compatible with Apache 2.0 License?

After a bit of research I found that BSD license is compatible with Apache 2.0 as of Jan 9, 2008.  “On January 9th, 2008 the OSI Board approved BSD-2-Clause, which is used by FreeBSD and others. It omits the final “no-endorsement” clause and is thus roughly equivalent to the MIT License.” (Source: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause)

One thing to consider is that for each individual open source software, you must follow the terms and conditions, as they apply. I would strongly suggest ...

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