Bug#335898: bogus "all rights reserved" message
severity 335898 wishlist
Robert Millan a écrit :
The following lines are printed by kFreeBSD when boot starts:
"Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved."
I think there two problems with that:
- These lines were added to advertise BSD 4.4 and FreeBSD, but our system
is much different, and contains code copyrighted by a lot other contributors
(FSF, SPI, X, etc). In this context, I think advertising UCB doesn't make
Exactly as FreeBSD (except SPI).
On FreeBSD, it also don't apply to the whole system. I think it applies
to the kernel, even on FreeBSD.
any sense. As for FreeBSD, I'm not so sure. Perhaps we should keep it, but
still indicate that this copyright doesn't refer to the whole system as it
did on FreeBSD.
Well I don't really know what we should do, but that's clearly not a
problem nor a bug, that's why I am decreasing the severity to wishlist.
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