LICENSE - CAN I REMOVE ALL COPYRIGHTS?



  • Hi…

    Can I remove all copyrights and all name "PFSENSE"?

    or I need to keep a page called License with all this content:


    License

    pfSense is Copyright © 2004 - 2013 by Electric Sheep Fencing LLC
    All rights reserved.

    m0n0wall is Copyright © 2002-2007 by Manuel Kasper (mk@neon1.net).
    All rights reserved.

    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
    modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
    this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

    2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
    INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
    AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
    AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY,
    OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
    SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
    INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
    CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE)
    ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
    POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

    The following persons have contributed code to m0n0wall:
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    wol (http://ahh.sourceforge.net/wol)
    Copyright © 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004 Thomas Krennwallner krennwallner@aon.atOpenVPN (http://openvpn.net/) Copyright (C) 2002-2005 OpenVPN Solutions LLC/krennwallner@aon.at



  • You may want to go and re-read what you posted. You even quoted the section that says that you must include (reproduce) the copyright notice, the conditions and the disclaimer…



  • @Cry:

    You may want to go and re-read what you posted. You even quoted the section that says that you must include (reproduce) the copyright notice, the conditions and the disclaimer…

    Thank you…

    this page "LICENSE" needs to stay in every page?



  • I would recommend you consult a lawyer.



  • let's put it this way.

    If you remove all the copyrights, you violate the license.

    If you build a binary and call it pfSense, you violate our trademark.

    Otherwise, yeah, perhaps you need an attorney.