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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [collections][lang] 2004
Date Fri, 02 Jan 2004 03:51:16 GMT
On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Phil Steitz wrote:

> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > I am planning on running licence update scripts across [collections] and
> > [lang].
> >
> > Any objections to the all file approach? Every file will get the same
> > copyright dates.
>
> The guidlines here http://jakarta.apache.org/site/source.html
>
> say
>
> " Committers should update the copyright notice on the Apache License to
> include the current year when they revise a source file. If it is 2002,
> and you revise a source file from 1999, change the copyright notice in the
> license to cite "1999, 2002". If the file was from 2001, we would change
> it to 2001-2002. And so forth. This will happen most often in the early
> part of a year, but maintenance of the copyright date should occur
> year-round, as needed."
>
> That would indicate to me that what we should be doing is updating the
> notices when we change files.  One thing that we probably do *not* want to
> do is to just replace the 2003 references with 2004, since that would make
> the files from 2003 look like their protection began in 2004.
>
> Is there an ASF policy on this?

I'm not aware of an ASF policy per se, but what you quote above is correct
according to (US and, I believe, UK) copyright law, and is what all of my
employers, past and present, have required.

--
Martin Cooper


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