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Subject AW: copyright years (Was: svn commit: r231139)
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 06:34:15 GMT
>> >Several times, the copyright in new files is 2002-2004. Is it normal
>> >Or do we have to change the dates : 2002-2005 ?
>> For new files it should say 2005, this is a common cut and paste
>Not actually necessary. For new files, the year should be the 
>year that it was created. For existing files, the year does 
>not need to be changed, because copyright extends for a 
>certain number of years after the creation.
>I have no idea what a range of years is supposed to mean.
>We could go through our SVN and get rid of the range and just 
>put the year of creation. That would make our job easier.

In Ant we are using the creation year and the year of each major
modification [1,2].



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