[TYPO3-core] Copyright-year in license-headers

Philipp Gampe philipp.gampe at typo3.org
Wed Feb 12 18:03:45 CET 2014

Hi Michael,

Michael Schams wrote:

> I don't know the legal aspects and requirements, but I assume, the
> year(s) given in the copyright statement in the comment lines should
> reflect the current year, even if the file has not been changed "this
> year". So, I doubt that incrementing the year value, when someone
> touches a file is required/practical.

Wrong, the copyright your states when "created" your copyright. If you edit 
a file, then you create a derived work with a new copyright. Therefore you 
must only change the copyright year if you edit a file.

>> Push a mass-update for all license-headers maybe?
> I wrote a simple bash script for doing a mass-update and I am happy to
> share it. Do we agree, that everything inside the "contrib" directory
> should be *excluded* from the update process?


Best regards
Philipp Gampe – PGP-Key 0AD96065 – TYPO3 UG Bonn/Köln
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