•   over 9 years ago

Eligibility clarification

Point "C)" states:

"An entrant may not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting in the scope of the employee’s employment"

If a VA entity already was in early development of a open source prototype, how could the prototype (design or software) be used in part of a submission?

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  • Manager   •   over 9 years ago

    The rules state that the registration letter must:

    3. Contain a listing (which may be an attachment) of all owners of all intellectual property (IP) which the potential entrant will incorporate or use in its entry,
    4. Contain a listing (which may be an attachment) of all components of the entry that the potential entrant will designate as open source,
    5. Attest that the potential entrant is the owner or licensee of any and all intellectual property (IP) to be incorporated in the entry, and by virtue of such ownership or license has full right and authority to authorize, and does authorize VA (and any of VA’s consultants, contractors or collaborating federal agencies) to reproduce, test, demonstrate and use such IP for any purpose related to this contest, including judging,
    6. Attest that the potential entrant:
    a. Is the owner or licensee of any and all IP in open source modules designated by the entrant to be incorporated in the entry;
    b. Has full right and authority to convey all rights set forth in an Apache 2.0 license[1] in the designated open source modules; and
    c. Will, in order to be judged, contribute the open APIs and any open source content in their entries, and will apply the Apache 2.0 license to the designated open source modules and contribute the software to OSEHRA

    There are no restrictions on the origin of the open source modules used by a contestant.

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