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Re: [ft-devel] 2.4.7 Copyright Years

From: Antoine Leca
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] 2.4.7 Copyright Years
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:38:01 +0100
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Infinality wrote:
> While I was doing some merging of patches on my system, I noticed that
> 2.4.7 has at least some of the copyright headers showing years up to
> 2010 only.  The patch I was working with, which is older than 2.4.7,
> has through 2011.
> 2.4.7:
> /*  Copyright 1996-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
> by       */
> Older patch I have:
> /*  Copyright 1996-2007, 2010-2011
> by                                      */

By the way, I believe both are unnecessary complex. The only dates which
are significant are the one from the first copyright assignment, and the
one from the last modification (assuming of course no change of
copyright holders, or place of living of them.) So here I assume
1996-2011 does the trick.

On the other hand, just modifying a file to update the year of copyright
assignment is not fully correct IMHO if there are not any substantial
modifications in the file itself.

Just my idea though; WKMV [Werner's kilometrage may vary ;-) ]


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