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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: todo list
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:20:21 GMT


Leo Simons wrote, On 19/03/2003 14.53:
...
>> So if it was created in 2000 and edited in all years since it would be 
>> 2000-2003, if it was edited in 2000 and again this year it would be 
>> 2000,2003 or various other combinations (ie 2000-2001,2003).
> 
> We talked about this on the PMC list recently (or was it here?). The 
> resolution was that it is not terribly important from a legal POV to 
> update this copyright information very exactly. If something is marked 
> as copyrighted in 2000, it will remain copyrighted for the next 50 years 
> or so (forgot the exact number); not renewing the copyright claim simply 
> means that after that time the copyright becomes non-enforcable.
> 
> In short, yes, we should update this, but the license is not invalid if 
> the copyright date is a bit "stale".

Actually, a file's copyright should really be updated only when really 
modifying it, not in bulk.


-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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