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18F Open Source Policy

This repository contains the official Open Source Policy of 18F (a digital delivery team within the General Services Administration).

Read 18F's open source policy.

18F Team Guidance

For 18F team members, we have guidance on how 18F puts this policy into practice, and how we handle the narrow situations where we may delay or withhold the release of source code.

Read 18F's open source team practices.


This policy was originally forked from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's policy. Thanks also to @benbalter for his insights regarding CFPB's initial policy.

Public domain

This project is in the worldwide public domain. As stated in CONTRIBUTING:

This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.

All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.


This repository contains the official Open Source Policy of 18F




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