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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agsoftware.dnsalias.com>
Subject Re: Changing the copyright year :-D
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2003 12:50:24 GMT
Geoff Howard dijo:
> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>> Hi:
>>
>> I am already changed the copyright year of all notices of the source
>> files
>> from:
>>
>> 1999-2003 to 1999-2004
>>
>> I also noted there are some files that currently has:
>>
>> 1999-2002 in the portal block, hssf serializer (poi block) + some on
>> slop,
>> qdox files
>>
>> Can I changed this too?
>
> I have a question about this - I have always understood copyrights to
> _begin_ in the year the code was authored, but to extend out into the
> future based on whatever applicable laws (life of the author, 30 years,
> whatever).  So why would there ever be an "end date" on the copyright
> year at all?  I have assumed that the only meaningful interpretation of
> a range of dates for copyright year is that the _start_ date of the
> copyright - that is, the date of authorship - has spanned the years
> mentioned.  If that's the case, there should be no need to edit a date
> unless you are editing the file.  Unfortunately, I have almost never
> remembered or even thought to do that.  I guess keyword substitution in
> cvs could fix this somehow - anyone have any apache-compatible
> experience with this?  Anyone know what official apache guidance says?

Here is the last year discusion about the same topic:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=104405171218117&w=2

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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