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From Joe Germuska <...@Germuska.com>
Subject Re: Checkstyle headers
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:22:37 GMT
>All of these are pretty straightforward as far as how to fix them. 
>except for line 10.  Would it be good to update all of them to have 
>the same date ranges (2000-2004) or just use a regular expression to 
>account for the combinations?  I assume LICENSE.txt itself should be 
>updated to 2004 in any case.  Let me know ASAP  which way to go and 
>I'll have a patch  pronto.   Since I've gone to all the trouble of a 
>regexp version of the license I may as well fix the problems.  It 
>seems to me that if the license in the file is meant to represent 
>the copyright dates of the project, I should change the files.  If 
>the copyright dates are meant to represent the individual files, 
>then I should leave them alone.

 From my understanding, it would be incorrect to apply the same year 
span to every file.  The copyright dates are intended to reflect 
reality more accurately.

This was discussed at length recently on another Jakarta list, but 
unfortunately, I'm not turning up any references...

Joe

-- 
Joe Germuska            
Joe@Germuska.com  
http://blog.germuska.com    
       "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them 
the usual way.  This happens to us all the time with computers, and 
nobody thinks of complaining."
             -- Jef Raskin

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