Template talk:BSD

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Shouldn't this template state that it's BSD it is talking about, using some kind of header? As it is right now, it's not exactly clear what license the box is talking about. /Berdan 17:39, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Making the current year the default copyright year[edit]

It makes no sense whatsoever for us to have the current year be the default copyright year. This means that for most of the people using this template, the tag is going to say it is copyrighted in the current year FOREVER. Kaldari (talk) 03:28, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Also you don't need to say "Copyright ©". © is an abbreviation for "Copyright". There are no circumstances in which both are required. (In fact neither have been required since the 1970s, but that's another issue.) Kaldari (talk)
Yeah I agree with the part where the current year should not be the default value. But for the copyright symbol "©", I see all the templates from
have this symbol (however, to be ASCII-based, they use "(c)" instead of "©", which we don't have to do). So I'm adding it back. Please understand, Thank you. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 18:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Other reasons: The copyright symbol "©" may be visually better than "Copyright" or "(c)". There's some suggestions from http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf :
To guarantee protection for a copyrighted work in all UCC member countries, the notice must consist of the symbol © (the word “copyright” or the abbreviation is notacceptable), the year of first publication, and the name of the copyright proprietor. Example © 2013 John Doe.
However the default "Year" value could empty because the year of first publication is not known. But for the part of the copyright symbol, it's good to follow the suggestion. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 19:22, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

I've edited all Template:BSD/<language code> except the fully protected Template:BSD/en.

So here's the edit request:

In Template:BSD/en, after "|clauses = Copyright ", please add a "© ", making it:

|clauses = Copyright © {{#if:{{{3|}}}|{{{3}}}}} {{#if:{{{1|}}}|{{{1}}}|The author}}

Thank you. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 19:22, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

discussion at the village pump[edit]

see Commons:Village_pump#BSD_license_translations. darkweasel94 07:37, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Your discussion is here: Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2013/11#BSD license translations. It's a very good point actually. I opt for (b) and I'm doing it.--Tomchen1989 (talk) 18:27, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

I added a line to all Template:BSD/<language code> (except Template:BSD/en, which doesn't need one):

|note='''Note:''' This is a translation of the [[Template:BSD/en|original English version]]. In the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the [[Template:BSD/en|original English version]] takes precedence.<!-- PLEASE TRANSLATE THIS LINE -->

However it doesn't work for now because the fully protected Template:BSD/layout needs to add a "note" line just like Template:MIT/layout. So:

To administrators: here in Template:BSD/layout, please replace

{{{disclaimer|Default disclaimer}}}}}
----

by

{{{disclaimer|Default disclaimer}}}
{{#if:{{{note|}}}|
----
<center><small>{{{note|empty}}}</small></center>}}}}
----

Thank you. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 20:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Other requests[edit]

There are lots of protected edit requests pending out there on Commons, and these requests on {{BSD}} are not yet responded. Now I also want:

  1. to add a "This file is licensed under the BSD 2/3/4-Clause License" line (otherwise people don't even know the name of the license),
  2. and to categorize the pages into 3 different categories "Category:BSD 2/3/4-Clause License" making it more clear, just like what {{MIT}} does.

I don't get why Template:BSD, Template:BSD/layout and Template:BSD/en are fully protected. I mean a semi-protection, preventing IP vandalism, is simply enough. There has never been a single vandalism or an edit war on these template pages. You want to contribute, but the page is fully protected. You file some pretty non-controversial edit requests, no admin responses. You've got to find it a little annoying. See {{MIT}} is not protected at all. {{MIT}} and {{BSD}} are far less visible than CC templates. I suggest the {{BSD}} template be changed from full protection to semi-protection state so that editors can do something. As you can see, the requests are more or less non-controversial, I'm the main contributor of {{MIT}} and {{BSD}}, I won't mess it up. Thank you. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 11:50, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Tomchen1989: I've changed it to semi. INeverCry 19:42, 28 September 2014 (UTC)