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Copyright notice in compiler output [message #27031] Wed, 14 December 2005 18:55 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: joerg.von.frantzius.artnology.nospam.com

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When I export an product with compile errors, I find the following in
the produced logs:<br>
<blockquote># Eclipse Java Compiler 0.619, pre-3.2.0 milestone-3, <b>Copyright
IBM Corp 2000, 2005. All rights reserved.<br>
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Am I missing something or is this in error? Or does IBM have some
secret evil plans with hidden core parts of Eclipse ;)<br>
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Re: Copyright notice in compiler output [message #27111 is a reply to message #27031] Mon, 19 December 2005 19:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Adrian Cho is currently offline Adrian Cho
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No there's no secret evil plans here.

I think you are confusing copyright with license. The compiler like all
other parts of Eclipse is copyrighted by someone because someone wrote that
code and retains the rights to it. However the code is licensed to you
under the terms of an open source license - in most cases the EPL. The
license is what allows you to use the code but that has nothing to do with
who owns the code. The notice in the log is simply just to let you know
that it was produced by the compiler. The copyright notice is there for
completion.

Adrian

> "Joerg von Frantzius" <joerg.von.frantzius@artnology.nospam.com> wrote in
message news:dnppr2$ocd$1@news.eclipse.org...
> When I export an product with compile errors, I find the following in the
produced logs:
>
> # Eclipse Java Compiler 0.619, pre-3.2.0 milestone-3, Copyright IBM Corp
2000, 2005. All rights reserved.
>
> Am I missing something or is this in error? Or does IBM have some secret
evil plans with hidden core parts of Eclipse ;)
Re: Copyright notice in compiler output [message #27331 is a reply to message #27031] Wed, 21 December 2005 07:18 Go to previous message
David Williams is currently offline David Williams
Messages: 696
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:55:30 -0500, Joerg von Frantzius <joerg.von.frant=
zius@artnology.nospam.com> wrote:

> When I export an product with compile errors, I find the following in =
the
> produced logs:
>
> # Eclipse Java Compiler 0.619, pre-3.2.0 milestone-3, Copyright IBM Co=
rp 2000,
> 2005. All rights reserved.
> Am I missing something or is this in error? Or does IBM have some secr=
et evil
> plans with hidden core parts of Eclipse ;)
>

If you like minutia, you might enjoy some of the history in
bug 107535.
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=3D107535

There's always been the ability to print out this info with compiler opt=
ions, but it was
requested to do it automatically (if log produced) to help ensure it
was obvious exactly which version of the compiler was being used.
The copyright statement just came along for free :)
[and it wasn't really a change in status or policy, just the default pri=
nt behavior changed].
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