On Tue, 02 Jan 2007, David Glasser wrote:
> On 1/1/07, Justin Erenkrantz <email@example.com> wrote:
> >I know we've talked about this in the past (perhaps you weren't here
> >for those conversations, Malcolm), but changing copyright years when
> >the file or project hasn't substantively changed is a bad idea. Plus,
> >technically, it's only supposed to be the year of first publication
> >not the most recent one.
> While I understand what you mean with respect to the per-file
> copyright notices, I can't imagine that there would be a release from
> Subversion's trunk that does not include substantial changes that
> occurred in 2007, so I'm not sure what's wrong with (admittedly
> preemptively) updating the whole-project copyright notice.
Indeed, for this particular subset of code base-wide license files, a
preemptive change seems fine to me. For individual source files, we
bump the copyright only when they're changed.
Received on Tue Jan 2 20:33:03 2007
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