Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software

Posted by djohnston on Oct 18, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
The Weekly Standard; By Jeryl Bier
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Healthcare.gov, the federal government's Obamacare website, has been under heavy criticism from friend and foe alike during its first two weeks of open enrollment. Repeated errors and delays have prevented many users from even establishing an account, and outside web designers have roundly panned the structure and coding of the site as amateurish and sloppy. The latest indication of the haphazard way in which Healthcare.gov was developed is the uncredited use of a copyrighted web script for a data function used by the site, a violation of the licensing agreement for the software.

Comment: The code in question is under the GPL version 2 license.

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