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[Savannah-register-public] [task #3639] Submission of A natural language

From: Jonathan Gonzalez V.
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #3639] Submission of A natural language translation library
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 12:11:54 +0000
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Update of task #3639 (project administration):

                  Status:                    None => Done                   
        Percent Complete:                     50% => 100%                   
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #8:

Hi Jean-Ives,

Apologies for the delay in my answer, I committed the big mistake of

didn't tell you what I was doing.

Well, I sent an email to licensing{at} asking about the "All

rights reserved" string, they answer me and you was right, there's no

problem in use this string you can see the email bellow, then.

I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail

containing detailed information about the approval.


<email to licensing>

> address@hidden - Wed Jan 26 20:38:04 2005]:


> "Dave Turner via RT" <address@hidden> writes:


> >> address@hidden - Tue Jan 25 22:54:38 2005]:

> >> 

> >> 

> >> Hi,

> >> 

> >> Can you clarify what's the influence of the string "All rights

> >> reserved" on the Copyright notice? will this string make the project

> >> non-free software?

> >> 

> >> Get your point on this issue will be very useful in future project

> >> submission.

> >

> > When provided with an ordinary Free Software license, the statement has

> > no effect on the licensing of the software -- it should be read as

> > something like "all *other* rights reserved".  Of course, on its own,

> > it's not a Free Software license.


> In this case, the license still be a GPL-Compatible one?


> Certainly, if this string makes a non Free Software license, will make

> it a non-free project?

What I mean is that this statement has no effect whatsoever in nearly

all cases.  The one exception I can think of is if it's placed on a

contribution to a non-copyleft project.  In that case, it's best to

check to see what the contributor means.

So, the following is just the GPL:

Copyright Fred Smith, 2004

All Rights Reserved

Foo is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under

the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free

Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later


Foo is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY

WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or


for more details.

</email to licsensing>


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