Free BasicClock desktop clock for OSX

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Feb 16 10:57:43 EST 2016

Kay C Lan wrote:

 > On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Peter TB Brett wrote:
 >> Is your clock open source?  At the moment it has "All rights
 >> reserved" in the copyright...
 > I don't have a Community Edition of LC in front of me but I know
 > for the other editions:
 > <year> All rights reserved worldwide
 > is the default entry in the Copyright Notice box of the Standalone
 > Application Settings (Win & Mac only). Is this automatically replaced
 > with 'Licensed under GNU General Public License version 2 - GPL2' (or
 > words to that effect) for the Community Edition? If not, it should be.

It would probably be useful to include reference to GPLv3 somewhere in 
there, and perhaps an enhancement request to the RQCC would move that along.

But the distribution license doesn't change the copyright ownership.

Whether using GPL, any other open source license, or any proprietary 
license, the copyright always belongs to the creator of the original work.

Indeed, it's that copyright ownership that makes defining terms of 
distribution possible.

Only explicit transfer to the public domain eliminates copyright 
ownership of original works.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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