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From <Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de>
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
error.
>
>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].


Jan


[1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ant-dev&m=107348732426355&w=2
[2] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ant-dev&m=107351639604723&w=2

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