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From Rainer Jung <rainer.j...@kippdata.de>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1555177 - in /tomcat/taglibs: extended/trunk/ rdc/trunk/ rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/ rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/ rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/ site/ standard/trunk/ taglibs-parent/trunk/
Date Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:39:00 GMT
Hi Henri,

On 11.01.2014 22:15, Henri Yandell wrote:
> Shouldn't be changing the copyright date until we actually make a
> copyrightable modification to that product.

Not sure whether the "until we actually make a copyrightable
modification" part is required. The various site pages about the NOTICE
file don't clarify it. The best I could find was

http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html

"The top of each NOTICE file should include the following text, suitably
modified to reflect the product name and year(s) of distribution of the
current and past versions of the product:".

Then there's the legal issue (still open)

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-51

in which you participated and finally a reference to

http://www.oppedahl.com/copyrights/#notice

Most of the discussion seems to be about using only one year or a range,
and if only one year whether the first year or the current publication
year. The legal texts cited do not contain the terminology "version" for
software and thus it seems unclear how to apply them.

Concerning the point in time when to adopt the year (if at all): I got
the impression the whole discussion is only about a release. As long as
the files are only in svn the correct copyright handling is not of big
importance. Now if it is acceptable at the time of a release to use the
copyright notice of the form FirstYear-CurrentYear, then I think it is
fine and helpful to adjust the NOTICE line at the start of a year to
prevent forgetting the adjustment at the time of release. That was my
motivation.

Of course in the light of LEGAL-51 it might be that the whole adjustment
of Copyright year in unnecessary at all - but the issue is not finally
decided - and it also might be that some future release does not contain
any copyrightable change. I would prefer the risk of using the wrong
(newer) copyright year in this very unlikely case instead of the risk of
forgetting to update NOTICE during the release process. But that's of
course a very personal view. Since I never contributed to taglibs I am
very unfamiliar to the project specific policies and would be fine to
revert if you would prefer that.

Regards,

Rainer

> On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM, <rjung@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> Author: rjung
>> Date: Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> New Revision: 1555177
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1555177
>> Log:
>> Happy new 2014!
>>
>> Modified:
>>     tomcat/taglibs/extended/trunk/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/site/NOTICE.txt
>>     tomcat/taglibs/standard/trunk/NOTICE
>>     tomcat/taglibs/taglibs-parent/trunk/NOTICE
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/extended/trunk/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/extended/trunk/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/extended/trunk/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/extended/trunk/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Extended Taglib
>> -Copyright 2009-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2009-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Jakarta Taglibs Reusable Dialog Components (RDC) Tag Library
>> -Copyright 2004-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2004-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-dist/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3
>> 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Jakarta Taglibs Reusable Dialog Components (RDC) Tag Library
>> Distributions
>> -Copyright 2004-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2004-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc-examples/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3
>> 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Jakarta Taglibs Reusable Dialog Components (RDC) Tag Library
>> Examples Application
>> -Copyright 2004-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2004-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/rdc/trunk/taglibs-rdc/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3 18:08:32
>> 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Jakarta Taglibs Reusable Dialog Components (RDC) Tag Library
>> -Copyright 2004-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2004-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/site/NOTICE.txt
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/site/NOTICE.txt?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/site/NOTICE.txt (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/site/NOTICE.txt Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Jakarta Taglib Website
>> -Copyright 2009-2012 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2009-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> -This product includes software developed by
>> +This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/standard/trunk/NOTICE
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/standard/trunk/NOTICE?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/standard/trunk/NOTICE (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/standard/trunk/NOTICE Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Standard Taglib
>> -Copyright 2001-2013 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2001-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>>  This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>> Modified: tomcat/taglibs/taglibs-parent/trunk/NOTICE
>> URL:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/tomcat/taglibs/taglibs-parent/trunk/NOTICE?rev=1555177&r1=1555176&r2=1555177&view=diff
>>
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- tomcat/taglibs/taglibs-parent/trunk/NOTICE (original)
>> +++ tomcat/taglibs/taglibs-parent/trunk/NOTICE Fri Jan  3 18:08:32 2014
>> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>>  Apache Tomcat Taglib Parent
>> -Copyright 2000-2013 The Apache Software Foundation
>> +Copyright 2000-2014 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>>  This product includes software developed at
>>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>
>>
>>
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