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Re: AW: Re: Copyright notices - update everything to 2006?

From: Michael Brouwer <mb.7766_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-21 09:07:03 CET

Why not just put a copyright notice on the tarfile and be done with it...

Michael

On 1/20/06, Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> wrote:
> On 2006-01-19 12:36:28 +0100, Folker Schamel wrote:
> > Just for interest:
> > Is there a reason that the copyright and the copyright notice
> > is on per-file basis, and not for example on function basis,
> > contribution basis or module basis?
>
> Or any part of the code? Thanks to Subversion, it is possible to see
> where some code has appeared for the first time.
>
> Otherwise, what happens when a file with a copyright notice of 2006 is
> split into two parts, one of them having been last modified in 2005 and
> the other one in 2006?
>
> I'd personally see files just as a technical mean of organizing the
> source (the copyright notice just being a reminder concerning the
> whole work), in case some file would be separated from the whole work
> by accident. The copyright rules should be the same, whether all the
> functions (or parts of the code) are grouped into one file or in
> separate files.
>
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