Why not simplify Copyright at boot/dmesg?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Sat Feb 23 22:24:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:56:46 -0600
"Joseph A. Nagy, Jr" <jnagyjr1978 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/23/13 15:33, Joshua Isom wrote:
> > On 2/23/2013 1:10 PM, Joseph A. Nagy, Jr wrote:
> <snip>
> >> It seems the regents copyright claims end in 1994. Perhaps some
> >> underlying piece of code is still in FreeBSD requiring this notice?
> >>
> >
> > Perhaps the creation of FreeBSD and the release of 4.4BSD?  Nothing from
> > Berkley's been added, so no new copyright.  There's little need to
> > incorporate later patches to 4.4BSD because divergences between the
> > 4.4BSD and FreeBSD.

	It's even simpler than that 4.4 BSD Lite2 was the final release
from Berkeley CSRG in 1994. There have been no later patches to 4.4BSD from
Berkeley, that was the last release of any kind from CSRG. FreeBSD 2.0 was
based on 4.4-Lite, the updates in Lite2 were merged in pretty quickly IIRC.

> Not that I find it an issue, but could whatever is left over be removed? 
> Just a thought, not a concern.

	I can't think why anyone would want to, and I expect there's a *lot*
left over, certainly their copyright notice appears in many files
in /usr/src.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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