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From Jeremy Boynes <jer...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: Niggle about ASL 2.0 license notice text
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2004 02:20:03 GMT
Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2004, at 4:48 PM, gianny DAMOUR wrote:
> 
> 
>> However, if you really want to have the short license header, I should 
>> be able to fix that.
>>
>> Concerning the "2004" instead of the "2003 - 2004" copyright, the 
>> license header used by applications/jmxdebugging committed by Geir - 
>> who is aware of this kind of concern - has been used as a template.
>>
>> I agree that this module has been contributed in 2004 and hence that 
>> there is no way to apply a "2003 - 2004" copyright. Nevertheless, does 
>> it means that all files committed in 2004 should only have a "2004" 
>> copyright and the ones committed in 2003 should have a "2003 - 2004" 
>> copyright ?
>>
>> If yes, one will need to query CVS to have the exact date of commit 
>> and apply the right copyright.
> 
> 
> I don't know about that one specifically.  The range copyright notice is 
> particularly annoying because it means we need to do a batch update 
> every year to increment the year.
> 
> -dain
> 

I'm not an expert but I believe the range should be from the year of 
first commit to 2004 and that is needs to be extended if a new commit is 
done in a new year (or just extended anyway for safety's sake).


-- 
Jeremy

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