Re: Bug#335898: bogus "all rights reserved" message
Quoting Robert Millan <email@example.com>:
> Package: kfreebsd-5
> Severity: normal
> 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:
> - "All rights reserved" would imply that the software is not licensed at all,
> which isn't true. The answers I got from #debian-devel indicate it's
> perfectly legal to remove this message for clarification.
IIRC, the phrase "All rights reserved." is required for copyrighted
material in some Latin American countries. Without it, it isn't
copyrighted. I.e., "All rights reserved." is the equivalent of
"Copyright 2005 I. Author". Of course, IANAL.