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." The company explains the license for using the software on that website [emphasis added]:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD contacted SpryMedia for comment. A representative for the company said that they were "extremely disappointed" to see the copyright information missing and will be pursuing it further with the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that runs the Healthcare.gov site.
Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software
Recent numbers released, is just under 67K signed up. Nationwide.
quote:I'd send them a C&D immediately! And an invoice for an assinine amount of money.
Would be absolutely fricking hilarious if something like this caused the whole thing to be taken down.
One private-sector analysis showed that, during the first week, less than 1 percent of those who entered the registration area actually enrolled.
The review was released by Kantar US Insights, based on the findings of the Millward Brown Digital research firm. It showed 9.47 million unique visitors to the federal site during the first week, including 3.72 million who entered the registration area, 1 million successfully registering and 36,000 who completed enrollment.
The administration is not yet producing its own figures.