Wednesday, May 5, 2021

[fedora-websites] Issue #1078: Copyright Year on Website Pages!

richardfontana added a new comment to an issue you are following:
Hi, Red Hat Legal person here. So a couple of things. One, many many years ago I proposed that Fedora cease using "Red Hat, Inc. and others" in its website copyright notice; I'm pretty sure I submitted a ticket on that issue. This practice was famously criticized by Bradley Kuhn in a [blog post]( I don't know what I suggested in 2011 but 'Copyright Fedora Project Contributors' or the like would be a possibility. There's no point in giving Red Hat special status and no point in lumping everyone else as an "other" (which now unfortunately makes me think of

The other thing, and I guess what ard1t was focused on in submitting this ticket, is that you don't need to keep track of years in a website footer copyright notice for the reasons given by Steve Winslow in the Linux Foundation article misc linked to.

It is still somewhat useful to have something that looks like a copyright notice at all, for the reason that people expect it to be there. So I'd change it to "Copyright Fedora Project Contributors" or something along those lines.

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