Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 514617
Bodhi has odd copyright statement on webpages
Last modified: 2009-07-31 15:30:26 EDT
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."
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 :-)
Created attachment 355640 [details]
Add GPL information to footer
Just drop the "All Rights Reserved". It isn't accurate, since the GPL explicitly grants rights that would otherwise be "reserved".
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?
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).
Okay, opened a fedora infrastructure ticket to remove all instances of "All rights reserved" in footers/templates/etc.
Patch applied in git. Thanks!