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Re: [PATCH] Fix copyright years in header files

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:08:34 +0100

On 2008-01-27 00:29:56 -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Justin Erenkrantz" <justin_at_erenkrantz.com> writes:
> > I know I'm a broken record, but can we just please remove all of the
> > dates? It makes things *so* much cleaner... -- justin
>
> I think we were advised to keep them; not being a lawyer, I don't
> really know why. Should we ask again? (I'd ask the two lawyers who
> help the Subversion Corporation: Maria Carlile and Karen Sandler.
> ISTR that they agreed on this, but again, my memory could be playing
> tricks on me.)

Can't you use a single year list for every file and say that this applies
to the whole project? It seems that the FSF lawyers agreed that this was
OK: http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Copyright-Notices

(BTW, a file is a rather artificial entity.)

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