Is copyright text needed?
gwright at kde.org
Sun Jun 12 11:53:35 BST 2005
On Saturday 11 June 2005 17:27, 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?
> I think it is not, but other developer i've been speaking says it is.
If I remember correctly KDE policy is such that you can't put "The Foo
Developers" in the copyright notice anymore, but instead put the individual
To quote Waldo on the matter: 'Although I understand the practical reasons for
wanting to use phrases like "The KMessedWords Developers" it really creates a
lot of legal pitfals because there is no defined legal entity named "The
KMessedWords Developers" and in the worst case a court may define such entity
on your behalf with implications that may not be in your own best interest.'.
George Wright, http://www.gwright.org.uk
KDE Developer - http://www.kde.org
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