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Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software
Weekly Standard ^ | October 17, 2013 | JERYL BIER

Posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Company to pursue action against HHS for using copyrighted web script.

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.

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a VIOLATON??? Obamacare?

get er done!

1 posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

It will probably have to be scrapped and totally rewritten from scratch. Maybe 3-5 YEARS for a program of this complexity to be rewritten and debugged.....................


2 posted on 10/17/2013 11:55:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The website was obviously done by the same rubes that come up with the counterfeit birth certificate.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Red Badger

I do hope that we HEAR the full storyline on the violation.

We meaning ALL of the American “public”.

SO much trash...so little time.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 11:56:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: FrankR

GASP.....come to think of it.....youre probably right.

failing to take out a FREE license for code....is beyond laughable...and at the same time horribly SAD....


5 posted on 10/17/2013 11:57:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

For the greater good of the country in the pursuit of implementing Obamacare, no lawsuit for copyrighted software violation will be allowed by the regime /s/


6 posted on 10/17/2013 11:58:43 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MeshugeMikey

Obastard will simply condemn the company under eminent domain and seize their Intellectual Property. Name a “fair value” of $1. Problem solved. Simple.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 11:59:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In other news.... the IRS will be auditing them shortly....


8 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:03 PM PDT by phalynx
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To: MeshugeMikey

9 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:16 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: FrankR
The website was obviously done by the same rubes that come up with the counterfeit birth certificate.

This administration is a third rate operation from top to bottom.
I bet the majority of 684 million dollars was laundered to (?????, Al Qaeda, DNC, Obama's retirement fund, Acorn).

10 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:37 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Pee wee Herman designed Obamacare website. Pee Wee may suffer chicagoside.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 12:02:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: phalynx

the DRONES...I’m told are already on their way....


12 posted on 10/17/2013 12:02:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: oldbrowser

Payback to bundlers and mystery donors.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Heh. Pale compared with Inslaw.
14 posted on 10/17/2013 12:04:08 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cyber Liberty

Obamacare don’t need no “stinking copywrite notices”.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 12:04:46 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: dforest

Here I was trying to find the terms and conditions page...ON the stinking site...to make a bigger screenshot of the CODE...whrein the warnng about PRIVACY....is located.

Kabam.....I find this story and somehow I dont think the revelations have more than gotten underway on this surreal fiasco.

Pee Wees Wonderful Healthcare....

hey maybe anthony wiener can get a job with wee wee//


16 posted on 10/17/2013 12:05:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: All

The Free Republic Scoops the Drudge Report on this one.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 12:07:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: FReepers
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18 posted on 10/17/2013 12:09:24 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: MeshugeMikey

So they will shut it down AND the government will face massive lawsuits to pay on top of the millions already spent to come up with the failed system. But we are just supposed to be patient and remember that twitter had some glitches when just getting off the ground, no problem.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 12:10:46 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MeshugeMikey

Sounds like some whistleblower called the Business Software Alliance tipline.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 12:10:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MeshugeMikey
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21 posted on 10/17/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

As somebody who’s been doing software QA for a living for 9 years now (and did mainframe development for 17 years before that), it’s fascinating to watch the technical aspects of this website trainwreck. It’s clear to me that the entire project was managed about like you’d expect a government project to be managed and that either there was no time for testing, the testers were incredibly slipshod, or the testers were ignored. The code is apparently incredibly inefficient when it even works at all, and I’m not surprised one bit that they’d steal some copyrighted code bits and slam them in there.

}:-)4


22 posted on 10/17/2013 12:12:11 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

All I’m getting on my phone is a page full of ads. Is anybody else seeing this?


23 posted on 10/17/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT by Bob
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To: MeshugeMikey

PeeWee’s Affordable Health Orifice!

Come on in, Its fun!

Affordable insurance at the point of a gun!

We make the Jack boot a real hoot!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!


24 posted on 10/17/2013 12:14:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: MeshugeMikey

The Idiot Cousin Theory of Government
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/02/idiot-cousin-theory-of-government.html

Obammycare is the “All Cousins Employment Act”


25 posted on 10/17/2013 12:19:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Bob

“All I’m getting on my phone is a page full of ads. Is anybody else seeing this?”

No, hold your phone up in front of the screen so we can see it.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: MeshugeMikey
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27 posted on 10/17/2013 12:21:01 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

WOOPS THERE IT IS!!!!

thank you.

I sent the link to drudge but he still doesnt have it on his page.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 12:25:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: SkyDancer
barrys got other things on his mind.....


29 posted on 10/17/2013 12:26:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Spooky - just in time for Halloween.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 12:27:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Moose4

its Illustrative of ..The Obama Way.

the Third....AUthentic Genuine Homemade Birth Certificate couldnt BE much worse that this “site” theyve grown....FROM MOLD ....


31 posted on 10/17/2013 12:27:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: SkyDancer

Im certain that this image will be PROOF or racism....... when it makes its way to SOME forums....


32 posted on 10/17/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MissMagnolia

NEIEN.....

the bureau of utter denial....already has


33 posted on 10/17/2013 12:31:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

considering the functionality of that miasma from hell theres not telling what ELESE might be in there.

TIme-coded trojans galore...PERHAPS??


34 posted on 10/17/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey
They probably removed the copyright text because the extra characters would make the site slow, LOL!

It looks like they even changed the Brace Style from BSD Style in the original file to K&R Style - yet another reason for me to hate the site... (I prefer and use BSD Style.)

35 posted on 10/17/2013 12:34:16 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: MeshugeMikey

36 posted on 10/17/2013 12:43:00 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dforest

37 posted on 10/17/2013 12:43:25 PM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Now that will cost the taxpayer’s a pretty penny if the developers so chose


38 posted on 10/17/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Red Badger

and that still won’t be perfect....This boon doggle is the perfect example of why government is INCAPABLE of complex solutions


39 posted on 10/17/2013 12:46:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Red Badger

agreed.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 12:48:18 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

More likely the IVV team at HHS ran a Black Duck scan on the code, and someone leaked the results.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Nifster
perhaps this is part of the reason for the soon departure of this guy???


42 posted on 10/17/2013 12:50:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Nifster

no matter the size of the problem...Our Current Government is incapable of solving it

“Large or Small...we cant handle JACK”


43 posted on 10/17/2013 12:51:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Vaquero

hey thats Obamas Kansas Cousin....


44 posted on 10/17/2013 12:52:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

My former employer had several policies on FOSS. These were maintained, reviewed, updated and disseminated regularly.

Some of these involved in HHS.gov are idiots. Can you say ‘infringement’? Any idea how long that takes to resolve through a court system, not to mention the $$$ involved?


45 posted on 10/17/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

it will take YEARS

with the court systems backing up as we speak...its only bound to get worse it may take decades.

lets hear it for the regime...

neener neener neener


46 posted on 10/17/2013 12:58:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Moose4
As somebody who’s been doing software QA for a living for 9 years now (and did mainframe development for 17 years before that), it’s fascinating to watch the technical aspects of this website trainwreck. It’s clear to me that the entire project was managed about like you’d expect a government project to be managed and that either there was no time for testing, the testers were incredibly slipshod, or the testers were ignored. The code is apparently incredibly inefficient when it even works at all, and I’m not surprised one bit that they’d steal some copyrighted code bits and slam them in there.

I have VAST experience in UA testing - when I worked for MCI many moons ago, I had to design a software platform for my department.

After formulating the user requirements, I hired a good contracting firm to write the code - things were going great and my UA testing went VERY well. Thats when things went south.

The MCI MIS department got jealous of the progress we were making and got my contracters fired - they then took over the project. BIG MISTAKE !!!

Lousy code, missing user requirements, NO beta testing - and everytime I came up with a bug [which was often], MIS tried to claim it was a feature ...

47 posted on 10/17/2013 1:00:52 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In still wondering when they will start to blame website problems on republican sabotage?


48 posted on 10/17/2013 1:17:22 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wow, MeshugeMikey! I like that gif! Be careful or Obama will be hunting you down to use your expertise to fix his website :)


49 posted on 10/17/2013 1:36:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Shut it down, immediately.


50 posted on 10/17/2013 1:51:58 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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