On Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:54:33 +0100 Sven Eckelmann wrote:
On Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:35:06 CET Jakub
Is this how copyright works? I'm not a layer,
but I thought it was
supposed to reflect changes done to given file in a given year.
<irony>Because we all know that the first thing a person is doing when
submitting a change is to update the copyright year.</irony>
So we have either the option to:
* not update it at all (as in many kernel sources)
* don't have it listed explicitly (as seen in other kernel sources)
* update it once a year
I personally like to have a simple solution so I don't have to deal with this
kind of details while doing interesting things. The current "solution"
was to handle the copyright notices year for the whole project as one entity -
once per year and then ignore it for the rest of the year.
Back when I was working for a vendor I had a script which used git to
find files touched in current year and then a bit of sed to update the
dates. Instead of running your current script every Jan, you can run
that one every Dec.
And I would also prefer not to start a discussion
about the differences
between the inalienable German Urheberrecht, pre 1989 anglo-american
copyright, post 1989 anglo american copyright and other copyright like laws.
No need, we can depend on common sense. I hope you understand that a
pull request which updates 8 lines of code, mostly comments, and then
contains a version bump + 57 lines of copyright bumps is very likely
to give people a pause, right?
If you strongly prefer the current model please add appropriate commit
messages justifying it and repost. Right now patch 1 and 2 have none.