Including a ZLib third-party source code in a Modified BSD Licensed Project

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Aug 30 16:28:47 UTC 2010

Antonio Ragagnin scripsit:

> My fear comes when I write "All rights reserved"  in the License.TXT
> becouse not ALL code is mine!

The phrase "All rights reserved" is not necessary to reserve your
copyright rights in countries that accept the Berne Convention.  It's
perfectly fine to either omit it or include it without worrying about its
literal meaning.  See .

> At the moment, in the LICENSE.txt i've adden these lines:
> Copyright (c) 2010, <MY-name>
> This software contains and uses the <THIRD-product-name> source code and
> that's under ZLib License.
> <THIRD-product-name>  is a <what-THIRD-product-does>  and it encloses all
> the source files under the folders src/org/<third-sourcecode-path>
> All other rights are reserved.
> could it be OK?


I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, yada yada.

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