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Comment: ESA has been doing this for years (Score 4, Informative) 62

by reddish (#26334989) Attached to: ESA Embraces Open Source With New SAR Toolbox

ESA has been sponsoring FOSS projects for years; I worked on the GPL'ed BEAT software no less than seven years ago that was commissioned by ESA (disclosure: I am no longer with the company that develops it).

See here for more examples of open source software funded by ESA. They are really ahead of the pack in this respect.

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