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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-51) Update copyright notice policy to require just one copyright year
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:28:28 GMT

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Ralph Goers commented on LEGAL-51:
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I looked some more. Please see http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf and http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ14.pdf.
Although the current practice seems to be widely followed it is wrong. It gives the impression
that somehow the copyright is extended by additional work where the new copyright date would
only extend to the additional enhancements, providing they are substantial enough to warrant
it. 

> Update copyright notice policy to require just one copyright year
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-51
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-51
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>         Attachments: LEGAL-51.patch, LEGAL-51.patch, LEGAL-51.patch
>
>
> As recently discussed on legal-discuss@, it is not necessary to require that the "year(s)
of distribution of the current and past versions of the product" be included in the NOTICE
file. Instead it should be sufficient to require just the "year of distribution of the current
version of the product".

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