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Subject: Re: [boost] Copyright notice update policy
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-03 13:04:43

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov
> Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2013 6:05 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Copyright notice update policy
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> > For example, a file created in 2009 includes relevant copyright notice
> > and in 2013 the file receives update.
> > Is it required to update the copyright year to 2009-2013?
> The general rule is that a file that has been created in 2009, not touched in 2010, 2011 and 2012,
> updated in 2013 by the same author, would have "2009, 2013" in the copyright notice; 2009-2013
> continuous development. I'm not sure what the official Boost policy is, though.

I suspect that the effect of these for copyright may be pretty much the same, but for establishing a
prior art date, the exact year version (if applicable) may be more effective?

FWIW, I have used the 2010, 2011 and 2012 version on Boost.Math (though I doubt if there is anything
patent-worthy in that - but after the rounded-phone-corners nonsense you never can tell what dotty
things are claimed to be patentable).


Paul A. Bristow,
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