[dev] bump copyright years?

From: Tom Schwindl <schwindl_AT_posteo.de>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2023 10:17:47 +0000

Hi all,

I've recently (well, a few days/weeks ago) read quite a few discussions on
a wide variety of mailing lists about whether to remove the range of years
from the copyright notices or keep them. Since a few of our LICENSE files are
out of date too, I wonder if there is a consensus on what to do.
Should we update them and do the usual "bump the year" dance?
Or should we completely drop them and stop worrying.
I do not have strong opinions on this, but I think if the years are stated,
they should at least be correct.

I like to link to the musl discussion here since they go into more depth on the
topic. Unfortunately, I think they didn't come to a conclusion:


The reason why I bring this up is that I think it's irritating, or at least
inconsistent, if a project is actively developed but the LICENSE file states
something like "(c) 2010-2015".

Best Regards,
Tom Schwindl
Received on Wed Feb 08 2023 - 11:17:47 CET

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