Extending the licensing policy: BSD license for cmake files

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Sep 6 15:46:33 BST 2009

On Sunday 06 September 2009, Harri Porten wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Sep 2009, Gary L. Greene, Jr. wrote:
> > He's only saying that the use of the parenthesis c in the copyright
> > line is pointless since in the original Berne Convention that was
> > not recognized as a valid copyright symbol. Only the circle C
> > (which only works if our sources are all in UTF8) or the word
> > 'Copyright' followed by a list of years the work was completed on
> > and the holder are allowed in the marking to denote copyright
> > attribution. Nothing more.
> Sure. But I am not yet convinced that the degree of pointlessness is
> high enough to warrant a removal. Anything that emphasises the
> copyright statement - even if it's not 100% water-proof - helps to
> convey the meaning as it's more obvious (as in: harder to claim it
> was overlooked) to the reader, no?

How does repeating the term "Copyright", once spelled out and once 
written as "(C)" (which is not acknowledged by the Copyright laws), 
emphasize the copyright statement.

The circle C symbol is an alternative to spelling out the word 
Copyright. Either one uses the symbol (as abbreviation) or one 
uses "Copyright", but one never uses both in the same copyright 

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