Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:07:55 -0600 From: "Anthony J. Bentley" <anthony@...be.name> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: musl licensing Ruediger Meier writes: > On Thursday 17 March 2016, Petr Hosek wrote: > > In Chromium and all related projects, which are licensed under the > > BSD license, we use a much shorter header: > > > > // Copyright 2016 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved. > > // Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that > > can be // found in the LICENSE file. > > BTW is it really needed to update the copyright year regularly? Even > though this is automated, it's annyoing for users and developers to > have such changes in the git history. > > What I really don't like when watching diffs is to see 1000 files differ > because of the copyright year. One other file has a real diff. It also > increases build time when switching between tags or bisecting. The only time copyright years need to be updated in a per-file copyright statement is when the file has had copyrightable changes made. Updating the year in a file that hasn't otherwise changed in that year is spurious (and incorrect, really). -- Anthony J. Bentley
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