Stephen Michael Kellat

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My congressional representation is going to be cross with me writing to them yet again.  I might get added to the "Crank Index".  There is a minor issue with just plopping an open source license in a code release by the federal government based upon something odd a Treasury bureau did in a legal position it took about FAQs on the bureau's home page.  The odd thing is that it disavowed the FAQs another part of the bureau wrote, said they were invalid, said they could not be relied on by people with business before the bureau, and that they could not be used by people with business before the bureau to back any legal position.  Only matters gazetted appropriately could be used.  An appropriate statement may be needed for licenses in the Federal Register just to avoid an about-face maneuvers by later bureaucrats.