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Copyrights in Footer

Aayush

Well-known member
#1
I've seen lot of developers using different places for adding the copyright info in the footer for their addons. Shouldn't all of us use a common place to stack the copyrights so it's easier for the theme designers to generalize the theme. It would also ensure that our addons don't break the theme on the users end and cause them frustration.
What do you guys think?
 

oman

Well-known member
#2
I've seen lot of developers using different places for adding the copyright info in the footer for their addons. Shouldn't all of us use a common place to stack the copyrights so it's easier for the theme designers to generalize the theme. It would also ensure that our addons don't break the theme on the users end and cause them frustration.
What do you guys think?
It's something that has been discussed in great depth before: - https://xenforo.com/community/threads/copyright-overlay.48140/
 

oman

Well-known member
#4
Nah, it's fine. Just thought I'd let you know about what has previously been discussed. The issue is still relevant now.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#6
I think all of us should join forces to solve this issue! :)
About the only thing you can do is not purchase products that have a copyright. Trying to force change on developers/designers is just a good way to piss them off and make them hesitant to release anything.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#7
About the only thing you can do is not purchase products that have a copyright. Trying to force change on developers/designers is just a good way to piss them off and make them hesitant to release anything.
Or pay for copyright removal if the option is available.
 

Aayush

Well-known member
#9
About the only thing you can do is not purchase products that have a copyright. Trying to force change on developers/designers is just a good way to piss them off and make them hesitant to release anything.
I wouldn't agree on this, the developers work really hard on the resources and I would love for them to get the required credit. What I am asking the developers is to work together to agree unanimously on a common pattern of copyrights placement in the footer so that the users get better themes on their forums.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#10
You will never reach consensus with every developer, designer, people doing template edits and packaging them as add-ons, etc.
 

Aayush

Well-known member
#11
Since we don't have any development docs already, I think we could decide something unanimously for the new comers to follow. Anyways we have to start somewhere though.
 

FredC

Well-known member
#13
I cant imagine why a developer would have much interest in making their copyrights uniform in anyway when they sell brand free options.. An ugly footer will certainly entice some to purchase copyright removal rights.
 

Aayush

Well-known member
#14
I cant imagine why a developer would have much interest in making their copyrights uniform in anyway when they sell brand free options.. An ugly footer will certainly entice some to purchase copyright removal rights.
While it would be enticing, I feel it would not be ethical to have a great product with an ugly footer.