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

Stefan Neufeind typo3.neufeind at speedpartner.de
Wed Feb 19 23:48:24 CET 2014

On 02/19/2014 01:12 PM, Michael Schams wrote:
> Based on the feedback so far, I would say, our options are:
> 1) mass-update of all files, except files under "contrib/" (same as last
> year, according to http://forge.typo3.org/issues/46370 )
> 2) drop the "copyright year" from the header altogether (which seems to
> be legitimate according to Jigal's link [1])
> [1] http://www.copyrightlaws.com/copyright-basics/copyright-notice-year/
> 3) update the copyright year of files, where the last change happened
> *this* year (sounds a little bit complicated)
> All three options are legitimate (Stefan from the Licensing Team should
> correct me, if I am wrong :-) Are there any other options we missed?


thanks for assembling this list. To me it sounds wrong, as to what I
heard so far, to update the years of all files (option 1). Thus we would
need to automate it to update only files which changed (option 3).

If it is "safe" to go without mentioning years at all, then getting rid
of those numbers would of course be best/easiest (option 2). I also had
the feeling I somewhere heard it's not needed to state a year for each
and every file, but wasn't sure.

Kind regards,

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