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Re: FYI: autoheader & --force

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: FYI: autoheader & --force
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 08:59:19 +0100

On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 16:02 -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius <address@hidden> writes:
> > We have 2005. As your diffs clearly show, there had been no changes in
> > 2004.
> Those files are all imported from somewhere else, and there were
> changes in 2004 at the somewhere-else location.  So it's OK, as the
> files were published somewhere in 2004.
FWIW: IANAL nor US citizen, but AFAIK, this does not match US legal

Other projects (e.g. gcc) are very restrictive about this issue, because
(AFAICT) they had been legally attacked for having added years to
copyright notices without having changed anything on the _published_
source code.

IIRC, there even is a corresponding note on this topic somewhere on

Anyway, you're the responsible person ... :-)


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