richardfontana added a new comment to an issue you are following:
Hi, Red Hat Legal person here. So a couple of things. One, many many years ago I proposed
that Fedora cease using "Red Hat, Inc. and others" in its website copyright
notice; I'm pretty sure I submitted a ticket on that issue. This practice was famously
criticized by Bradley Kuhn in a [blog
. I don't know what I
suggested in 2011 but 'Copyright Fedora Project Contributors' or the like would be
a possibility. There's no point in giving Red Hat special status and no point in
lumping everyone else as an "other" (which now unfortunately makes me think of
The other thing, and I guess what ard1t was focused on in submitting this ticket, is that
you don't need to keep track of years in a website footer copyright notice for the
reasons given by Steve Winslow in the Linux Foundation article misc linked to.
It is still somewhat useful to have something that looks like a copyright notice at all,
for the reason that people expect it to be there. So I'd change it to "Copyright
Fedora Project Contributors" or something along those lines.
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