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Jared Williams committed Feb 17, 2011
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Open-Source Software & Software Licenses
In order to make the Senate's information and software as public as possible, it is has adopted unique system using two types of licenses - GNU General Public License as well as the BSD License. This system is meant to ensure the most public licsence is used in each specific case such that:
(i) Any Software released containing components with preexisting GPL copyrights must be released pursuant to a GPL v3 copyright restriction.
(ii) Any Software created independently by the Senate without any preexisting licensing restrictions on any of its components shall be released under dual licensing and take one of two forms: (a) a BSD license, or (b) a GPL v3 license. The ultimate user of such Software shall choose which form of licensing makes the most sense for his or her project.
(iii) Regarding Software containing preexisting copyright restrictions other than GPL, the CIO shall make the determination how he or she wishes to release such Software.
GPL v3: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
BSD: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php
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New York State Senate Open Legislation
IRC: #nyss_openlegislation on freenode
This is the Java Web app project for the open-source legislative access system developed
by the NY Senate CIO Team beginning in 2009. It provides both a highly usable HTML-based
browser and seach interface, as well as XML and JSON-based RESTful APIs.
Developers:
Nathan Freitas <freitas@nysenate.gov>
Jared Williams <williams@nysenate.gov>
Graylin Kim <graylinkim@gmail.com>
Production Homepage:
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation
License:
See license file or http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/license/

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