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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 19:59:32 -0600

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> 2008-01-27 00:12:28 Hyrum K. Wright napisaƂ(a):
>> 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.
>
> This patch doesn't claim a copyright date of 2008 on all of these files.
> It's usually 2007. But please just read this patch.

I apologize if my comment was a bit hasty. I wasn't reviewing the
implementation of the patch, simply the concept, which should be clear
from the log message. The only thing I saw was "Fix copyright years",
which in my mind implies bringing copyright year ranges up-to-date to
the current year.

Would I be right in thinking that your change really means:
Update copyright years to reflect dates of modification.

-Hyrum

Received on 2008-01-27 02:59:50 CET

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