Can a Contractor get a copy of the USG developed software and documentation?
How would a Contractor obtain a copy? Freedom of Information Request?
If I do obtain a copy, what are the data rights, ie. can I make copies, modify, etc assuming I comply with underlying commerical licenses (Windows, etc.)?
There is a difference between data maintained in a system of records on a computer which might be subject to a FOIA request and the program itself. Obviously, we have no authority to provide a copy of proprietary software, if, for example, our program calls up sub routines requiring e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel or Access. The Government is not
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required to give out copies of software programs that it has written.