posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 03:45 AM
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.
The script in question is called DataTables, a very long and complex piece of website software used for formatting and presenting data.
DataTables was developed by a British company called SpryMedia which licenses the open-source software freely to anyone who complies with the
licensing agreement. A note at the bottom of the DataTables.net website says: "DataTables designed and created by SpryMedia © 2008-2013.
So it seems the hits keep coming for the Healthcare.gov site . . .
First, the U.S.G. employs a Canadian firm, GCI, to produce the site for the astonishing amount of $634 million dollars. What exactly did the Feds get
for almost 3/4 of a billion dollars? The results were an amateurish site rife with glitches, hang ups, and an inability to handle a high volume of
traffic (whether that was based on code or server capacity/readiness is apparently still a question).
Now, it appears GCI, for all the money they received, didn't even code the data aggregation tables themselves. These amateurs that were tasked with
creating the biggest accomplishment of the current administration and the Progressives "crowning glory" simply copy and pasted a free open source
code, available to anyone on the internet. Apparently, they all forgot (or most likely don't know) how to use Adobe Cold Fusion or Director
Database? More and more, it looks like this site should have run the Feds less than $100K to produce and host.
To make matters worse, they deleted all of the tags that comply with the open source licensing agreement. To anyone unsure what that means . . . they
committed copyright infringement . . . they pirated a free piece of software. I'm sure this was done to hide the fact they cut corners at every
turn, while laughing their way to the bank with $634 million dollars in their pockets.
So, will the DOJ go after one of their own for piracy and copyright infringement? After all, if downloading 6 songs on the internet gets you up to 30
yrs and $1.5 million for piracy (on top of whatever the copyright holder sues for) . . . what should be done about a firm that uses piracy to code a
Will the MSM report on this piracy the way they jump all over the teens and housewives that get busted for less egregious forms of copyright
Another question is . . . will Spry Media seek to press for damages or will they be "bailed out" under the table to go away quietly?
Bang up job, so far, Obamacare . . . everyday brings a new gaff.