Re: "all rights reserved" and GPL
On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 12:13:04PM +0530, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> // Copyright (C) 2007, Company X. All rights reserved.
> 1) Is the usage of "All rights reserved" appropriate when a file is
> being licensed under the GPL, or in fact under whatever license?
> 2) What is the purpose of its usage?
There was once an international convention that required the phrase for
copyright protection to apply. The convention is no longer relevant.
> 3) If it is that the licensor wants to say: "Any rights I have not
> explicitly given you, you do not have"?
They don't need to say anything, as this is the normal state of affairs.
> 5) Is it *advisable* to use such a terminology in a copyright statement
> in a file licensed under the GPL?
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä