[pacman-dev] Copyright notices in pacman code

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 15:48:28 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 12:12 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was looking through makepkg for areas that need tidied before the
> upcoming(!) release when I noticed the copyright notice in the version
> output is is "2002-2007 Judd Vinet".  (Note it is 2002-2008 in the header.)
> So I went to add Dan here for the newer years (being the current project
> lead - that way I can blame him when I break something...).  Then I did a
> "grep -R Copyright *" and noticed there is a lot that has been altered that
> has not had copyrights updated.  I don't know what the best practice with
> this should be.  Should someone make a big patch bumps the copyright years
> and adds new lines as necessary?

If you want to get a patch on your working branch for this before we
release 3.3.0, which I want to do soon, that would be cool.

> BTW, this is my favourite line:
> lib/libalpm/po/it.po:# Copyright (C) 2007 THE libalpm'S COPYRIGHT HOLDER

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