> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Trulsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2007 3:02 AM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: Garrett Cooper; Kyrre Nygård; [EMAIL PROTECTED];
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: Fix this: The Regents of the University of California.
> Allrights reserved.
>
>
> On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 02:38:33AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of
> Garrett Cooper
> > > Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 8:04 PM
> > > To: Kyrre Nygård
> > > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Subject: Re: Fix this: The Regents of the University of
> California. All
> > > rights reserved.
> > >
> > >
> > > Kyrre Nygård wrote:
> > > > Hello!
> > > >
> > > > Is it possible to change:
> > > >
> > > > Copyright (c) 1992-2007 The FreeBSD Project.
> > > > Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991,
> 1992, 1993, 1994
> > > >         The Regents of the University of California. All rights
> > > reserved.
> > > >
> > > > Over to:
> > > >
> > > > Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991,
> 1992, 1993, 1994
> > > >         The Regents of the University of California.
> > > >         All rights reserved.
> > > >
> > > > If so, how is it done?
> > > >
> > > > To have `All rights reserved.' apply to both copyright
> > > statements, it is necessary to break it down to the next line. It
> > > would also look a whole lot neater, as the last number of `1994'
> > > now aligns with the last letter of `reserved' using a monospaced
> > > font, which ends up looking kind of weird. Trust me on this one.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you,
> > > > Kyrre Nygård + mir-visuals.com + snoarc.no
> > >
> > > Now why would you want to do that? That's cutting FreeBSD
> totally out of
> > > the picture, which isn't correct since they're the copyright owners of
> > > the FreeBSD project from 1992 to today.
> > >
> >
> > Re-read what he said, Garrett:
> >
> > "To have `All rights reserved.' apply to BOTH copyright
> > statements, it is necessary to break it down to the next line.
> >
> > Cutting FreeBSD out would leave ONE, not multiple, copyright lines.
> > "BOTH" would not apply.  He intended the first copyright line to
> > remain, he just didn't print it.
> >
> > He is actually right, and it should be filed as a PR.  Gramatically,
> > right now the all rights reserved line does not apply to the
> > first copyright line.
> >
> > Of course, to be really nitpicky, the (c) should be removed, because
> > WTPO has already come out and stated that (c) isn't a valid copyright
> > indicator, you must completely enclose the c in a circle.
>
>
> As I understand it the phrase 'All rights reserved' was required by older
> copyright rules but is obsolete these days.
> I.e. changing the wording so that 'All rights reserved' applies to both
> copyright statements is pointless since it does not have any legal
> significance any more.
>

If that is the case then leaving it in is also pointless.  Why don't you
file a PR with the appropriate cites to the literature?


Ted

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