Re: Zope license
Jules Bean wrote:
> > Ah.. but we accept (I think) licenses which prohibit the removal of
> > copyright notices such as the panel.
Joey Hess <email@example.com> wrote:
> I can think of one example of this -- the GPL itself:
> c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when
> run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use
> in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement
> including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there is
> no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that
> users may redistribute the program under these conditions, and
> telling the user how to view a copy of this License. (Exception: if
> the Program itself is interactive but does not normally print such an
> announcement, your work based on the Program is not required to print
> an announcement.)
> This seems to say that if the FSF releases a program that prints out such an
> announcement, we cannot legally remove that announcement.
Note that, to remove this copyright notice, you need to create a
derivative work. Copyright law grants exclusive control of this to the
If Zope wants their editor to always place a copyright notice in editted
documents, and they don't want to grant us the right to alter that part
of the code, they're within their rights -- but, of course, that would
greatly limit the utility of the editor.