copyright issues in kdebase/nsplugins

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Thu Aug 4 10:42:08 BST 2005

On Thursday 04 August 2005 00:42, Zack Cerza wrote:
> So, I'm crossposting this to kde-licensing and k-c-d, because it clearly
> belongs in the former, but I'm afraid nobody will see it there, just
> judging by its archives. If that's inappropriate, I'm sorry. :)
> While trying to sort out some copyright issues in kaffeine-mozilla [0], it
> was noted that some of the same issues exist in kdebase/nsplugins. The
> summary:
> zack at gaz nsplugins =) % grep -ir 'all rights reserved' * | grep -v
> '/\.svn/' sdk/jni.h: * Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All
> Rights Reserved.

That's just boilerplate. If you look a few lines done you will notice (at 
least in some cases) a license, that's the interesting part. What strikes me 
is that the sdk/README says that it is part of the Netscape SDK but that 
there is no license info related to that SDK and that the Sun file says "for 

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