Proposal: end Gilligan's Island copyright notices in Fedora docs
rfontana at redhat.com
Fri Jun 24 15:45:09 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:32:04AM -0400, Richard Fontana wrote:
> Nevertheless, why should a document that was actually written
> exclusively by non-Red-Hat employees use "Copyright Red Hat, Inc. and
> others" (what a friend of mine has called a "Gilligan's Island
> copyright" after the original Gilligan's Island theme song which
> famously referred to the important characters of the Professor and
> Mary Ann as "and the rest")?
The friend in question has asked for attribution as the coiner of the
"Gilligan's Island copyright" phrase. Fair enough: he is none other
than Bradley Kuhn, board member of the Free Software Foundation and
President of the Software Freedom Conservancy (http://sfconservancy.org/).
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