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3 months 2 weeks ago #202450 by ritapas
Hello,
one of our users wishes to put a copyright notice on his own template.
Is this legit?
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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #202451 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Copyright on templates
Not an official response: As long as the template is 100% created by him/form him and does not depend in any way on any other code from any other of the templates, I'd say there is no problem.

But what does user want to "copyright" anwya? CSS code? Colors? Good luck.

Let's see what others say. I am not an expert on OS licenses.

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #202463 by DenisChenu
Replied by DenisChenu on topic Copyright on templates
My opinion :
HTML must still in GPLv3 (except if tottally rewritten)
Theme can have a different copyright.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #202466 by jelo
Replied by jelo on topic Copyright on templates

ritapas wrote: one of our users wishes to put a copyright notice on his own template.
Is this legit?

How can anyone be able to answer that question, without knowing the residence of your user and yourself. The question is what law is applied in your area.

Second question is "theme" vs "template". After renaming the html/css/js collection from template into themes (since LS3), a template can be a questionnaire and the theme the optical stuff.

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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3 months 2 weeks ago #202467 by ritapas
Replied by ritapas on topic Copyright on templates

jelo wrote:

ritapas wrote: one of our users wishes to put a copyright notice on his own template.
Is this legit?

How can anyone be able to answer that question, without knowing the residence of your user and yourself. The question is what law is applied in your area.

Second question is "theme" vs "template". After renaming the html/css/js collection from template into themes (since LS3), a template can be a questionnaire and the theme the optical stuff.


You are right, of course, but one cannot always know where his/her users come from.
Of course we could ask each of them but we'd like to define a common policy.

As for "template" sorry, my fault, I meant "Theme".

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3 months 2 weeks ago #202468 by jelo
Replied by jelo on topic Copyright on templates

ritapas wrote: You are right, of course, but one cannot always know where his/her users come from.

Correct, but you know where you are based and under which law you conduct business with your user.

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users

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