Is copyright text needed?

Clarence Dang dang at
Sun Jun 12 11:45:21 BST 2005

On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 02:27 am, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> Does GPL need to have the typical
> "(c) 1997-2004, The Foo developers"
> in the text that appers in the aboutApp menu -> License agreement?

The reason it was added was that I complained about License_BSD referring to 
"the above copyright notice" that usually wasn't there :)

> I think it is not, but other developer i've been speaking says it is.

IANAL but it can't hurt and the GPL keeps refers to "copyright notice" at 
least twice.

> If it is needed why do we accept a 0 in the KAboutData constructor when
> licenseType == License_GPL?

Source compatibility I guess.

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