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Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:31:48 -0600
From: "Anthony J. Bentley" <>
Subject: Re: musl licensing

Kurt H Maier writes:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 05:07:55PM -0600, Anthony J. Bentley wrote:
> > 
> > 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).
> > 
> Post-Berne Convention there is no legal requirement to display years
> anywhere.  It's just cargo-cult lawyerin'.

Post-Berne no copyright statement is needed at all. Marking license
terms, authors and dates in individual files is strictly a convenience
factor for those using or reading the code.

Anthony J. Bentley

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