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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [pool] Changing copyright start date in NOTICE.txt
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2010 13:25:50 GMT
On 9/6/10 6:22 AM, Niall Pemberton wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 5:32 AM, Phil Steitz<>  wrote:
>> After some entertaining code-archaeology using svn and list archives, it
>> looks to me like the earliest code in commons pool really originated in
>> 2001, in a proposed contribution to struts by Rodney Waldhoff [1].  While
>> there was database connection pooling code in both struts and turbine prior
>> to that time, the code that forms the basis for [pool] appears to have been
>> contributed by Rodney around the time that Commons was being formed.
>> Assuming I have the history correct (please anyone correct me if I have it
>> wrong), this means that the "1999" start date for the copyright in
>> NOTICE.txt for pool should be changed to 2001.  Does anyone have any
>> objections to this change?
> Sounds good to me.
> Its also worth remembering that for all components the dates were only
> added to the NOTICE files in 2006 when the new source&  copyright
> headers policy came into effect. Hen did a great job doing that, but
> since they were added after the fact then the odd mistake is not
> unsurprising:
> Niall

Yes, I saw this in my research.  Some of the old boilerplate license 
files just had 1999 as the start date uniformly and I don't think 
people were paying close attention to the actual origination date of 
the code.

>> Phil
>> [1]
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