[PATCH] change the Copyright year from 2007 to 2008
antoine.reid at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 19:15:40 CEST 2008
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at openmoko.org>wrote:
> xiangfu wrote:
> > /* Smedia Glamo 336x/337x driver
> > *
> > - - * (C) 2007 by OpenMoko, Inc.
> > + * (C) 2008 by OpenMoko, Inc.
> > * Author: Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org>
> In cases where there is actual content that's been copied (and not just
> the copyright notice itself), I would suggest to update copyright
> notices by adding the new years or by using a range, e.g.,
> * (C) 2007, 2008 by OpenMoko, Inc.
> * (C) 2007-2008 by OpenMoko, Inc.
> or even
> * (C) 2007, 2009-2010 by OpenMoko, Inc.
> (in case nobody worked on that file in 2008.)
> - Werner
Also how about the change from GPLv2 to GPLv3? Is all the code going to be
GPLv3 now? The license already says "either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version." which lets people use the code in a
GPLv3 application. Changing the license to require a minimum of GPLv3 would
(in my opinion, I am NOT a lawyer) prevent someone from using some of this
code in a GPLv2 application...
Is this change to GPLv3 intentional? Not that I am for or against any
specific version of the GPL but this seems like a subtle way of changing the
licensing terms in a patch whose description is "just change the Copyright
year from 2007 to 2008.". Maybe I missed another thread discussing this..?
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