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Re: svn commit: r22853 - in trunk: build/win32 packages/windows-innosetup subversion/bindings/swig/python subversion/libsvn_subr www

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: 2007-01-02 23:23:39 CET

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 01:37:06PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> The form of the copyright notice for the collective work is wrong.
>>
>> "Copyright (c) 2000-2007 CollabNet. All rights reserved." isn't a
>> proper notice.
>>
>
> Well, I'm completely lost. Unless you're arguing that the
> c-in-parenthesis should be a proper copyright symbol, I don't see
> anything wrong with that notice at all, so I'm going to back out of this
> conversation and let the lawyers sort it out.
>
> (Not appealing to authority here, but the easiest copyright notice I was
> able to pull up - the Apple one for OS X - has exactly the same
> formulation).

Cue the lawyer quote... :)

Remembering the discussion about this last year, I dug through the
archives and came up with this quote by Mary Ann Moran, a lawyer at
CollabNet:

  | To give notice that there is previously copyrighted works in the
  | revised works, the notice can state the date of first publication
  | of any of the subversion code, the current year and a hyphen to
  | indicate that revised works in between these dates are copyrighted
  | was well. For example (and I am assuming a 2000 date for first
  | publication of subversion, but it should be the actual date
  | whatever that is) "Copyright 2000-2006, (whomever is the copyright
  | owner)".

(See http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-01/0549.shtml for the entire
post, including other comments from Mary Ann.)

The "2000-200x" notation appears to be correct.

-Hyrum

Received on Tue Jan 2 23:24:19 2007

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