I just ran into some software developed at the US National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) that might be suitable for inclusion in
Fedora by itself or as part of some other package.
The license NIST uses is :
This software was developed by employees of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the Federal Government and
is being made available as a public service. Pursuant to title 17 United
States Code Section 105, works of NIST employees are not subject to
copyright protection in the United States. This software may be subject
to foreign copyright. Permission in the United States and in foreign
countries, to the extent that NIST may hold copyright, to use, copy,
modify, create derivative works, and distribute this software and its
documentation without fee is hereby granted on a non-exclusive basis,
provided that this notice and disclaimer of warranty appears in all copies.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL CONFORM TO SPECIFICATIONS, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
AND FREEDOM FROM INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTY THAT THE DOCUMENTATION
WILL CONFORM TO THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT SHALL NIST BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR IN ANY WAY
CONNECTED WITH THIS SOFTWARE, WHETHER OR NOT BASED UPON WARRANTY,
CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT INJURY WAS SUSTAINED BY
PERSONS OR PROPERTY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT LOSS WAS SUSTAINED
FROM, OR AROSE OUT OF THE RESULTS OF, OR USE OF, THE SOFTWARE OR
SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER.
Is this a) free, b) GPL compatible?
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