When creating a custom design package for a client I often find myself copying a template from either base/default or rwd/default and modifying this template to the client's needs.
The license used is the Academic Free License (AFL 3.0) (http://opensource.org/licenses/afl-3.0.php)
This states the following:
6) Attribution Rights. You must retain, in the Source Code of any Derivative Works that You create, all copyright, patent, or trademark notices from the Source Code of the Original Work, as well as any notices of licensing and any descriptive text identified therein as an "Attribution Notice." You must cause the Source Code for any Derivative Works that You create to carry a prominent Attribution Notice reasonably calculated to inform recipients that You have modified the Original Work.
Does this mean the full copyright notice must be kept in every file you copy and change to your own design package?
see full notice below:
** * Magento * * NOTICE OF LICENSE * * This source file is subject to the Academic Free License (AFL 3.0) * that is bundled with this package in the file LICENSE_AFL.txt. * It is also available through the world-wide-web at this URL: * http://opensource.org/licenses/afl-3.0.php * If you did not receive a copy of the license and are unable to * obtain it through the world-wide-web, please send an email * to email@example.com so we can send you a copy immediately. * * DISCLAIMER * * Do not edit or add to this file if you wish to upgrade Magento to newer * versions in the future. If you wish to customize Magento for your * needs please refer to http://www.magento.com for more information. * * @category design * @package rwd_default * @copyright Copyright (c) 2006-2015 X.commerce, Inc. (http://www.magento.com) * @license http://opensource.org/licenses/afl-3.0.php Academic Free License (AFL 3.0) */
============== Follow up Question ==============
@benmarks based on your official answer, would the following fulfil all legal requirements:
** * Derivative work based on template in base/default theme created by: * Magento * * @copyright Copyright (c) 2006-2015 X.commerce, Inc. (http://www.magento.com) * @license http://opensource.org/licenses/afl-3.0.php Academic Free License (AFL 3.0) * * Changes by: My Name * @copyright Copyright (c) 2015 MyCompany Ltd **