Subject: Re: [boost] Guidelines on copyright notice maintenance
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-06 20:25:05
On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at 09:52, Paul A. Bristow via Boost
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot via Boost
> > Sent: 04 July 2018 00:27
> > To: boost_at_[hidden]
> > Cc: Mateusz Loskot
> > Subject: [boost] Guidelines on copyright notice maintenance
> > Hi,
> > The license guidelines  include instructions on
> > "How should Boost programmers apply the license to source and header files?"
> > Unless I've missed it, there seem to be lack of guidelines about
> > how to maintain (existing) copyright notices.
> > I don't aim to resurrect the old lengthy thread from Sept 2015 on
> > validity of copyright notices. In that thread, however,
> > some guidelines or conventions were expressed:
> >  "because copyright is only claimed for changes meeting
> > a certain threshold of originality"
> >  "It's up to those people to add a line if they so decide.
> > Copyright only covers expressions of creativity."
> > Those suggests, there seem to be common understanding on if/how/when
> > it is recommended or even necessary to update copyright notice
> > in a source file of a Boost library.
> > Wouldn't it be helpful to captured those as guidelines in the BSL FAQ.
FYI, here is the proposed update:
-- Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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