On 2018-08-28 10:11:18 -0700 (-0700), John Dickinson wrote: [...] > It would be *really* helpful to have a simple rule or pattern for > each file's header. Something like "Copyright (c) <date file was > created>-present by contributors to this project".
I applaud and share your desire for a clear rule on such things. Sadly, I have serious doubts it's possible to get one. > As you mentioned, this issue comes up about every two years, and having > contributors police (via code review) the appropriate headers for every > commit is not a sustainable pattern. The only thing I'm sure about is that > the existing copyright headers are not correct, but I have no idea what the > correct header are. The point was not really for reviewers (who can't necessarily know whether or not a copyright claim is in any way legitimate), but rather for authors (please don't assign copyright of your works to the OSF). -- Jeremy Stanley
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