Public Domain Programming: the Source Code of the Government
There are tons of websites, games, and programs developed in-house at government agencies, which I’ll refer to under the blanket name of “software.” This software is created using taxpayer money and, as a product of the US Government, is not subject to domestic copyright protection under 17 USC § 105. This interpretation comes from the U.S. General Services Administration and can be found in their LICENSE.md on GitHub.
There have already been many requests for Source Code to software through MuckRock, and this project will work to gather them together. I also intend to try and discover more software that may have been developed in-house, as well as write articles about the released software.
If you would like to join this project as a contributor, or otherwise have information to provide, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Header image information: Screen capture of Code.gov website, created by myself.
License for header as well as project text (not including requests by other users): CC0.
Yuno Parks sent this request to the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America
Ryan Carboni sent this request to the Department of Defense, Freedom of Information Policy Office of the United States of America