[cosmo-dev] Copyright dates
travis at osafoundation.org
Thu Mar 27 07:41:29 PDT 2008
Nope, I just didn't know that, thanks.
I'll revert that change today.
On Mar 26, 2008, at 11:03 PM, Jared Rhine wrote:
> Cosmo r6765 updated the copyright date on apparently all files in
> Cosmo to include the year 2008.
> I thought I should mention that technically, this is not proper and
> not legally valid. The copyright dates that are in effect depend on
> the last date a file has been changed. You can't update a copyright
> date just by labeling it as such (oh my, wouldn't the record
> companies and Disney be pleased if that were the case).
> It is possible to script the update of copyright updates, but you
> must change based on the actual lastmod of the file. Bear did this
> for the Chandler tree at one point, I'm pretty sure; perhaps he has
> some code he can share.
> I recommend reverting r6765, assuming my reading of what actually
> got changed is correct. Apologies if this has already been done and
> the big list of the files is really just those that have been
> touched this year.
> -- Jared
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