Re: How to properly (re-)license a theme Reply #15 – May 13, 2013, 09:00:59 pm Probably the best link:http://softwarefreedom.org/resources/2012/ManagingCopyrightInformation.htmlQuoteBut be careful when removing the notices of other developers. Since free software licenses require licensees to preserve notices, wrongfully removing one is a violation of the license from that contributor and may be copyright infringement. If it’s absolutely clear that every remnant of a developer’s contribution has been removed, then it is probably OK to remove the associated copyright notice; otherwise, it’s best to keep it around. However, a requirement to “preserve” or “reproduce” a developer’s copyright notice does not necessarily require that the notice be kept in exactly the same place it started; it’s usually acceptable to move notices from individual source files to a central attribution file, for example.I am not saying this because I want to remove attribution or anything like that. I am saying it because eventually you get to the point that Emanuele is at where you have 4 or 5 copyright notices for no reason. It is annoying scrolling past all of them when all I need is to put that in a file when I distribute it.Obviously none of us are lawyers so we're only going on our interpretations. However, I am supplying a lot of links and quotes to support what I am saying. That link that I just supplied explains it out pretty well.Here goes one to support what you're saying, but I think so long as the copyright is put in with the distribution, it still works. http://opensource.org/faq#preserve-copyright-noticesQuoteCan I strip out the copyrights on Open Source code and put in my own?Definitely not! This isn't even about Open Source, really: in general, you should not remove a valid copyright notice, no matter what license it specifies. Copyright notices are legal notices; they are also a source of information about the provenance of source code, and if that information is stripped out, recipients of downstream copies have no easy way to rediscover it.