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Re: [PATCH] Fix copyright years in header files

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:12:51 -0600

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> [[[
> * subversion/include/private/svn_atomic.h:
> * subversion/include/private/svn_dep_compat.h:
> * subversion/include/private/svn_wc_private.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_auth.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_cmdline.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_ctype.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_error_codes.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_error.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_hash.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_md5.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_opt.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_path.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_props.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_ra_svn.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_sorts.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_string.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_subst.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_user.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_utf.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_version.h:
> * subversion/include/svn_wc.h:
> * subversion/svn_private_config.hw:
> Fix copyright years in header files.
> ]]]
>
> If a file was modified in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008, should the copyright years
> be written as "2004-2006, 2008" or "2004-2008"?

Have all of these files been modified in 2008? If not, it would be
inappropriate to claim a copyright date of 2008 on them.

It does seem we've had this (and related) discussions before:
http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-01/0549.shtml
http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2003-01/0081.shtml

IANAL, standard disclaimer here. (Although the first post above quotes
a lawyer on this particular question.)

-Hyrum

Received on 2008-01-27 00:13:14 CET

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