[pacman-dev] Copyright notices in pacman code

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Apr 11 22:14:00 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> 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.

Sure, but what is the best practice here?  Just bump the year, or add 
Dan/Aaron to cover the years post Judd?


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