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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Updating source files with copyright dates
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:21:49 GMT
On 18/01/12 08:22, John Selbie wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> I would have thought the following question would be in an FAQ
> somewhere, but I could not find it.

There was an extensive discussion of this subject last
year if I recall correctly, either here on legal-discuss
or on the incubator mailing list.  If you search in the
mail archives, I'm sure you'll find it.

--Thilo

> 
> Last year, I released an open source project with code on github under
> the Apache 2.0 license. (A stun server code base at
> https://github.com/jselbie/stunserver ). All the code distributed was
> written by me.
> 
> As per the instructions in the Appendix of the Apache 2.0 license, all
> the code source files were updated with the following text at the top:
> 
> /*
>    Copyright 2011 John Selbie
> 
>    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
>    you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
>    You may obtain a copy of the License at
> 
>        http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
> 
>    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
>    distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
>    WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
>    See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
>    limitations under the License.
> */
> 
> So here's my simple question.  It's now 2012.  I'm about to release an
> update to the code base. Do I need to change the copyright year of
> each source file to say "2012" instead of "2011" (or it is "2011,2012"
> or "2011-2012") ?
> 
> Thanks,
> John Selbie
> 
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