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Bug#335898: bogus "all rights reserved" message

severity 335898 wishlist

Robert Millan a écrit :
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:


  - 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).

    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.
On FreeBSD, it also don't apply to the whole system. I think it applies to the kernel, even 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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