On 01/17/2015 03:27 AM, ZhiQiang Fan wrote: > Hi, developers > > I have observed that some source code files in our projects have been > announced as "Copyright xxx, All rights reserved", and then followed by a > "Apache License" > > Is this right? any conflict? > > And if one company claims that it reserves all rights for some source > files, those source files may have already created by or will be > maintained by several companies, then what about the others? > > Maybe a stupid question, but will be very appreciated if there is any > clarification.
It's actually a set of words that is no longer necessary as of the year 2000. It's not communicating anything about a granted license, which is what the Apache License does - it's actually just asserting that the original copyright holder asserts that they have not waived any of their rights as a copyright holder. However, the Berne convention grants this automatically without a positive assertion. In short - the words "All rights reserved" neither help or harm anything. __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev