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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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To: MeshugeMikey

Now if we could just get the whole rest of the crew to resign too


51 posted on 10/17/2013 1:58:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: MeshugeMikey

Likely bath house activities.


52 posted on 10/17/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: MeshugeMikey

Likely bath house activities.


53 posted on 10/17/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well now AARP’s bed partner United Healthcare is warning that 2014 may not meet expectation because of Obamacare cuts to its Medicare business that is caused by the loss of Medicare Advantage plan’s revenue will not be covered by the company’s medicare supplemental business. AARP receives royaties from United Health Care and AARP has been accused of supporting Obamacare’s cutting out Medicare Advantage plans to thinking that Medigap type plans get them much more mucho bucks. Obamacare stinks so bad that even AARP can’t get it right!
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/unitedhealth-membership-increases-third-quarter-102922064.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/09/22/the-aarps-2-8-billion-reasons-for-supporting-obamacares-cuts-to-medicare/

Just a thought:
“God looks down from heaven to see if there is anyone that understands, that seek God,
They have all turned aside, They have together become filty,
There is no one that does good, no not one”

Well?


54 posted on 10/17/2013 2:03:37 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: SueRae

Stand by for another executive order!


55 posted on 10/17/2013 2:11:09 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: barmag25

Yup
Bush did it


56 posted on 10/17/2013 2:15:29 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is the correct link:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-website-violates-licensing-agreement-copyrighted-software_763666.html


57 posted on 10/17/2013 2:19:31 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I'll bet the code is riddled with licensing violations. Get a good intellectual property attorney to get an injunction filed to cease and desist further use of the site until the software has been inspected and any violations litigated to the satisfaction of the parties whose rights have been infringed.
58 posted on 10/17/2013 2:38:09 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: MeshugeMikey

What kind of moron company announces that their software is associated with the ObamaCare website fiasco? I would completely ignore the infringement just to avoid tainting my reputation by associating it with this colossal failure.


59 posted on 10/17/2013 2:40:09 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

There’s a public service announcement that runs on the radio in my market, talking about the terrible crime of software piracy in the workplace.

At the end of the ad they give out a government 800 number (that’s a snitch line for those in Rio Linda) to turn in violators at your place of work.

Hmmm......


60 posted on 10/17/2013 4:24:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I think I may have heard the same Ad.

the lefties think its only FAIR...that the goivernment should have use of this code...without any credits...


61 posted on 10/17/2013 6:19:32 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Pollster1

you may have a point there. their wish to sue...may not be in their best interests afteral. come to think of it.

falure by asociation isnt such a resume booster.


62 posted on 10/17/2013 6:30:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Rock N Jones

This world is indeed in one hell of a mess..and getting ever messier


63 posted on 10/17/2013 6:32:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Huskerfan44

The Bathouse....Golf...Coke...Coca Cola of course...and The Bathouse.


64 posted on 10/17/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: tsowellfan
""Be careful or Obama will be hunting you down to use your expertise to fix his website :)""

OR WORSE......

I cant stop now...Im in this parody thing far to stop deeply to stop anytime soon.

Barrys GURU.....would likely not appreciate this but HEY he's DEAD...


65 posted on 10/17/2013 6:36:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

IBM has done it too....they tried to pass off gzip as their own...not sure if they ever got caught.


66 posted on 10/17/2013 7:34:06 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes
http://www.theonion.com/articles/microsoft-patents-ones-zeroes,599/


67 posted on 10/17/2013 7:36:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: scrabblehack

Obama and IBM too big...to fail?


68 posted on 10/17/2013 7:41:51 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: scrabblehack

Matt Drudge has finally Linked this story btw

I fired it off to em as soon as I had posted the thread


69 posted on 10/17/2013 7:48:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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