incubator-ooo-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: LICENSE text in the user interface
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:45:24 GMT

I thought it was *not* the practice of ASF to claim copyright over code.  It is always weird
to say all rights reserved and simultaneously offer a license.  

Is it necessary to include a copyright notice in the About box at all?  ASF has no copyright
on any of the source code.  Where is the original tangible expression that has there be such
a copyright here?

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:18
Subject: Re: LICENSE text in the user interface

[ ... ]

The about box already has this statement:

"Copyright © 2012 Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved."

It would probably be fine to say, "Applicable licenses and notices for
included 3rd party components can be found..." and then either have
the path, URL or a button to bring up the details.

[ ... ]

View raw message