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Old 10-18-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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LXer: Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software

Published at LXer:, 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 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.

Old 10-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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Why oh why do people go out of their way to shoot themselves in the foot? Someone had to go do extra work to remove the licence code from the script. No one, on either side of american politics could be stupid enough to not know that the site was going to be examined with a fine-toothed comb (not a fine tooth-comb, but I digress) so clearly this is a plea for attention, as they used to say about misbehaving children.
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Doubly disappointing in the light of this:

LXer: Open Source Software Helped Obama Win the 2012 Election Campaign


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