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Re: Update copyright to 2007?

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2007-02-05 23:36:23 CET

Tobias Schäfer wrote:
> in recent years the copyright of many files has been updated on new year,
> see revision 5310, 2419 and 550.
> The subversion project only seems to be updating the files when a functional
> change is made but it seems common practice here to update all at once. So
> shouldn't the copyright be updated?

I seem to remember a long debate on the svn list, and the concensus at
the end was that strictly speaking you should only update the copyright
when the file content changes. You can't change the copyright on a book
one each print run.

That said, remembering to update the copyright could be a pain too. I
suppose it might be possible to use the svn:keywords feature so that the
copyright year is marked as the last commit date, but it would give not
only year but day/month/hour/minute/second.


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