Dynamically generated copyright message

Registered by Matthew Gates on 2010-12-01

Users of Stellarium should have a method of getting a list of copyright data and license conditions for images which are on-screen. This is useful for people wanting to use screenshots of the program. It also enables us to use images which require attribution.

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Milestone target:
milestone icon 1.0.0

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We don't have to have a message displayed on screen at all times, although we should have the option to turn it on.

For a given moment, a method should exist to get the following:

For each image / dataset used to generate the display, a copyright message may be generated/displayed if necessary:

"Copyright (C) 1999; 2010: Herm Perez; Cloe Ashton"

It should also be possible to generate a more detailed "license terms" text, which, for each image with re-distribution conditions attached would add something to the text. e.g:

  Pleiades Image: Copyright (C) 1999 Herm Perez.
  License: Feel free to use these images, if you use them in a commercial setting please attribute the source.

  Constellation Art: Copyright (C) 2010 Cloe Ashton.
  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Implementation
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Perhaps new StelModule methods:

QStringList StelModule getCopyrights(sky region)
QStringList StelModule getLicenseInfo(sky region)

(?)

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