Bug 514617 - Bodhi has odd copyright statement on webpages
Summary: Bodhi has odd copyright statement on webpages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bodhi
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Luke Macken
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-07-29 20:56 UTC by Josh Boyer
Modified: 2016-09-20 02:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-07-31 19:30:26 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Add GPL information to footer (1.60 KB, patch)
2009-07-30 04:52 UTC, Toshio Kuratomi
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Description Josh Boyer 2009-07-29 20:56:05 UTC
Description of problem:

The current bodhi server has:

Bodhi Version: 0.6.1 -- Server: app1
Copyright © 2007-2008 Red Hat, Inc. and others. All Rights Reserved.

However, bodhi itself is licensed under GPLv2+.  The "All Rights Reserved" is technically incorrect here.

It should likely omit the "All Rights Reserved" portion entirely, and possibly add an "Licensed under the GNU Public License v2 or later."

Comment 1 Toshio Kuratomi 2009-07-30 04:52:01 UTC
CC'ing spot to explain the All Rights Reserved portion.

Adding the "Licensed under[...] GPL" line to the footer is fairly easy.  I'll attach a patch although Luke probably doesn't need it :-)

Comment 2 Toshio Kuratomi 2009-07-30 04:52:55 UTC
Created attachment 355640 [details]
Add GPL information to footer

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-07-30 14:33:59 UTC
Just drop the "All Rights Reserved". It isn't accurate, since the GPL explicitly grants rights that would otherwise be "reserved".

Comment 4 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2009-07-30 17:01:13 UTC
Every Fedora web property that I know of has that phrase in its standard footer.  Do we need to strip it from everything? (wiki, static web, all web applications, etc).

I always thought it had to be either some difference between copyright and license or that you first claim all rights and then give a subset to others under the license agreement but if that's not the case we should remove it where ever it isn't proper to have it.

Oh -- and is it different in the headers of code or should we remove it from there when/if we do a relicensing of the code we write in Infrastructure?

Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-07-30 17:05:52 UTC
No, its not different in headers of code. We should not be using this "all rights reserved" wording anywhere, except perhaps in things explicitly trademark restricted (like the Fedora logos).

Comment 6 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2009-07-30 17:41:07 UTC
Okay, opened a fedora infrastructure ticket to remove all instances of "All rights reserved" in footers/templates/etc.  


Comment 7 Luke Macken 2009-07-31 19:30:26 UTC
Patch applied in git.  Thanks!

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