[Development] Copyright changes

Hirvonen Olli Olli.Hirvonen at digia.com
Fri Mar 1 10:28:13 CET 2013


Hi all,



We would appreciate Your help in one quite trivial task. With a joint effort together it also should be reasonable small task for individual developer. Digia acquired all Nokia's Qt copyrights last year. We have already changed the copyrights in main branches. All non-Nokia copyrights remain unchanged.



Next step would correct copyrights to qt-project labs/playground repository codes. Changing these copyrights is not the most urgent task, but we would appreciate Your help to get these corrected within next couple of months.



Here is some examples:



1.      "Copyright (C) 2012 Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies)" or something similar with different year. For example in:



playground\alignedtimer

playground\mimetypes

playground\qlogger

playground\qtbinaryjson

playground\qtjsonstream

playground\qtprocessmanager

playground\qtsystemtest

playground\scenegraph

pyside

qt-labs\jira2gv

qt-labs\messagingframework

qt-labs\photoshop-qmlexporter

qt-labs\qtaddonmimetype

qt-labs\qtest-qml



2.      In some repositories company copyright is missing and there is only original author copyright. Example:



    ** Copyright (C) 2012 Firstname Surname <email at xyz.org<mailto:email at xyz.org>>

    ** Contact: http://www.qt-project.org/



Still inside the License header QT_BEGIN_LICENSE and QT_END_LICENSE tags is the Nokia version, like in:



playground\qtaudio3d

playground\qtmof

playground\qtserialport

playground\uihelpers





3.      There are repositories where copyright is right, but LGPL_EXCEPTION.txt is Nokia version. Examples:



installer-framework\installer-framework

playground\qtserialport

qt-labs\messagingframework

qt-labs\qtest-qml

qt-mobility\qt-mobility





The correct Copyright text is:

Copyright (C) 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)



More detailed version on copyright texts below:

LGPL:

/****************************************************************************
**
** Copyright (C) 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
** Contact: http://www.qt-project.org/legal
**
** This file is part of the XXXXXXX module of the Qt.
**
** $QT_BEGIN_LICENSE:LGPL$
** Commercial License Usage
** Licensees holding valid commercial Qt licenses may use this file in
** accordance with the commercial license agreement provided with the
** Software or, alternatively, in accordance with the terms contained in
** a written agreement between you and Digia. For licensing terms and
** conditions see http://qt.digia.com/licensing. For further information
** use the contact form at http://qt.digia.com/contact-us.
**
** GNU Lesser General Public License Usage
** Alternatively, this file may be used under the terms of the GNU Lesser
** General Public License version 2.1 as published by the Free Software
** Foundation and appearing in the file LICENSE.LGPL included in the
** packaging of this file. Please review the following information to
** ensure the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 requirements
** will be met: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html.
**
** In addition, as a special exception, Digia gives you certain additional
** rights. These rights are described in the Digia Qt LGPL Exception
** version 1.1, included in the file LGPL_EXCEPTION.txt in this package.
**
** GNU General Public License Usage
** Alternatively, this file may be used under the terms of the GNU
** General Public License version 3.0 as published by the Free Software
** Foundation and appearing in the file LICENSE.GPL included in the
** packaging of this file. Please review the following information to
** ensure the GNU General Public License version 3.0 requirements will be
** met: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.
**
**
** $QT_END_LICENSE$
**
****************************************************************************/



LGPL-ONLY:

/****************************************************************************
**
** Copyright (C) 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
** Contact: http://www.qt-project.org/legal
**
** This file is part of the XXXXXXX module of the Qt.
**
** $QT_BEGIN_LICENSE:LGPL-ONLY$
** GNU Lesser General Public License Usage
** This file may be used under the terms of the GNU Lesser
** General Public License version 2.1 as published by the Free Software
** Foundation and appearing in the file LICENSE.LGPL included in the
** packaging of this file. Please review the following information to
** ensure the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 requirements
** will be met: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html.
**
** If you have questions regarding the use of this file, please contact
** us via http://www.qt-project.org/.
**
** $QT_END_LICENSE$
**
****************************************************************************/



BSD:

/****************************************************************************
**
** Copyright (C) 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
** Contact: http://www.qt-project.org/legal
**
** This file is part of the XXXXXXX module of the Qt.
**
** $QT_BEGIN_LICENSE:BSD$
** You may use this file under the terms of the BSD license as follows:
**
** "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
** modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
** met:
** * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
** notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
** * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
** notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
** the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
** distribution.
** * Neither the name of Digia Plc and its Subsidiary(-ies) nor the names
** of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
** from this software without specific prior written permission.
**
**
** THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
** "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
** LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
** A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
** OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
** SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
** LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
** DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
** THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
** (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
** OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE."
**
** $QT_END_LICENSE$
**
****************************************************************************/



FDL:

/****************************************************************************
**
** Copyright (C) 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
** Contact: http://www.qt-project.org/legal
**
** This file is part of the XXXXXXX module of the Qt.
**
** $QT_BEGIN_LICENSE:FDL$
** Commercial License Usage
** Licensees holding valid commercial Qt licenses may use this file in
** accordance with the commercial license agreement provided with the
** Software or, alternatively, in accordance with the terms contained in
** a written agreement between you and Digia. For licensing terms and
** conditions see http://qt.digia.com/licensing. For further information
** use the contact form at http://qt.digia.com/contact-us.
**
** GNU Free Documentation License Usage
** Alternatively, this file may be used under the terms of the GNU Free
** Documentation License version 1.3 as published by the Free Software
** Foundation and appearing in the file included in the packaging of
** this file. Please review the following information to ensure
** the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3 requirements
** will be met: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html.
** $QT_END_LICENSE$
**
****************************************************************************/



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Olli Hirvonen
Senior Manager, Qt Releases - Digia
Visit us on: http://qt.digia.com<http://qt.digia.com/>


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