We love open source. Open source philosophies and collaboration models resonate deeply with NASA and our mission. Beyond ideology, open source makes it possible for citizens to directly touch their space program in very real ways. The collective genius enabled by open source emboldens us and helps us reach new heights, whether they be in low earth orbit, at the edges of our solar system, or on new Earths.
As we have mentioned before, NASA has been working on open source for some time. To continue, encourage, and highlight open source NASA projects, the Open Government team today is pleased to announce NASA’s presence on GitHub, the web-based social code host and revision control application. Our first public repository houses NASA’s popular World Wind Java project, an open source 3D interactive world viewer. In addition, we are actively reaching out to other open source software projects within NASA and encouraging them to make use of this and similar resources. We hope that highly visible and coordinated hosting of projects will stimulate development and awareness.
If you have an open source NASA project you would like to share, please contact us at openno firstname.lastname@example.org spamsa.gov.