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Subject: Bogus "all rights reserved" warning
I've started seeing the "all rights reserved" warning when installing modules. I think it's bogus, since 1) I'm urged to "consider removing it", which of course I can't do, because I'm not the author of the code (though someone who misunderstands might remove the language and think they're now in the clear), and 2) I disagree that any conflict exists. A quick search on opensource.org for the phrase "all rights reserved" shows that it's part of many standard OSS licenses. On what basis was this warning added?
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #31840] Bogus "all rights reserved" warning
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:37:44 +1100
To: bug-Module-Install@rt.cpan.org
From: "Adam Kennedy" <adamkennedybackup@gmail.com>
You shouldn't see that warning when installing, only when building as an author, so there's a bug there.

From memory, the original information came from Allison via the lawyers?

I could be wrong here though.

Adam K

On 24/12/2007, Ken Williams via RT <bug-Module-Install@rt.cpan.org> wrote:
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Mon Dec 24 00:03:57 2007: Request 31840 was acted upon.
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Ticket <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=31840 >


I've started seeing the "all rights reserved" warning when installing modules.  I think it's bogus,
since 1) I'm urged to "consider removing it", which of course I can't do, because I'm not the
author of the code (though someone who misunderstands might remove the language and
think they're now in the clear), and 2) I disagree that any conflict exists.

A quick search on opensource.org for the phrase "all rights reserved" shows that it's part of
many standard OSS licenses.  On what basis was this warning added?

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