[openstack-dev] [all] "All rights reserved" V.S. "Apache license"
aji.zqfan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 03:36:19 UTC 2015
Thanks for the clarification
On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 5:07 AM, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> On 01/17/2015 03:27 AM, ZhiQiang Fan wrote:
> > Hi, developers
> > I have observed that some source code files in our projects have been
> > announced as "Copyright xxx, All rights reserved", and then followed by a
> > "Apache License"
> > Is this right? any conflict?
> > And if one company claims that it reserves all rights for some source
> > files, those source files may have already created by or will be
> > maintained by several companies, then what about the others?
> > Maybe a stupid question, but will be very appreciated if there is any
> > clarification.
> It's actually a set of words that is no longer necessary as of the year
> 2000. It's not communicating anything about a granted license, which is
> what the Apache License does - it's actually just asserting that the
> original copyright holder asserts that they have not waived any of their
> rights as a copyright holder. However, the Berne convention grants this
> automatically without a positive assertion.
> In short - the words "All rights reserved" neither help or harm anything.
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