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Re: Bug#335898: bogus "all rights reserved" message

Robert Millan wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 10:21:40AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>>>> - "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.
>                                               ^^^^^
>>Not unless you are the copyright holder.
> I meant to say "from the boot message" here.  Does this also apply to the boot
> log?  Your other response below seems to indicate otherwise:
>>[...] alternatively, you could remove the copyright notice *from the
>>boot messages* (since it is not the copyright notice which is governing
>>the work).

Right; you can't remove the copyright notice or the "all rights
reserved" notice that actually governs the work itself, but you can
definitely remove a random print statement from the boot messages.

- Josh Triplett

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