[EXTERNAL] Re: NASA - Country of Origin Statement & 508 Conformance Request: LabPlot

Robertson, Joshua (LARC-B7)[LAMPS 2] joshua.robertson at nasa.gov
Thu Sep 30 15:44:29 BST 2021

Hi Adriaan,

I know this may have seemed a weird request for an open source software, but since it counts as software we do have to ask these questions. 
That being said, thank you for taking the time to respond and providing the information you could. 

Have a great day.


Josh Robertson
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-----Original Message-----
From: Adriaan de Groot <groot at kde.org> 
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:31 AM
To: kde-edu at kde.org; Robertson, Joshua (LARC-B7)[LAMPS 2] <joshua.robertson at nasa.gov>
Cc: Semke, Alexander <alexander.semke at web.de>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: NASA - Country of Origin Statement & 508 Conformance Request: LabPlot

Hi Josh,

Thanks for contacting us. I'm replying as one of the board members of KDE e.V., the non-profit organization that supports the KDE community. At the same time, KDE e.V is not a company, and we do not provide or deliver products. We publish source code.

On Thursday, 30 September 2021 14:32:04 CEST Robertson, Joshua (LARC-B7)[LAMPS 2] wrote:
> Hello, my name is Josh and I work for the NASA Commercial IT 
> Acquisition Team.  As such, I ensure that all NASA acquisitions of 
> Covered Articles comply with Title II; General Provision Section 208 
> and Title V; General Provisions Section 514 of the Consolidated 
> Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 
> 116-260<https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/133/te
> xt>, enacted December 27, 2020.  To do so, the Country of Origin (CoO) 
> information must be obtained from the company that develops, produces, 
> manufactures, or assembles the product(s).  Please specifically 
> identify the country, or countries, in which each of the following 
> software products is developed and maintained:
>   *   LabPlot

We do not track countries where individual contributors -- independent contributors with no direct ties to KDE e.V. -- live. Presumably the majority of the code is written in Germany.

> If the CoO is outside the United States, please provide any 
> information you may have stating that testing is performed in the 
> United States prior to supplying products to customers.

We do not supply products to customers.

> Additionally, if available, please identify all authorized resellers 
> of the
> product(s) in question.

There are none. Anyone may download the source code, for free.

> Finally, I am requesting an Accessibility Conformance Report (starting 
> from Page 10 of the attached VPAT) be completed and returned so that 
> NASA can assess the product's level of 508 Conformance.


> . I have attached a
> blank copy of the latest revision of the VPAT standard if you do not 
> already have a completed VPAT available for this product. Please 
> complete this document to the best of your abilities, if one is not 
> already available.

The document is not accessible. You may consider sending it in an open format instead.

Adriaan de Groot (KDE e.V. board of directors)

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