Question about copyright notices

Matthieu Gallien gallien.matthieu at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 20:53:49 BST 2020


Hello,

On mercredi 23 septembre 2020 19:35:26 CEST you wrote:
> On Montag, 21. September 2020 22:32:37 CEST Matthieu Gallien wrote:
> > Is there some consensus as to what is best for code hosted by the KDE
> > community ?
> 
> Hi, that is a good question! I cannot recall that we discussed this during
> the last decade. Anyways, there is not a documented consensus either in the
> licensing policy or in the licensing wiki. The REUSE project just says in
> their FAQ [1] that there are several options. But I think it would be good
> to have a preferred way.

Thanks for the link. I had not had the idea to look there.

What would be the way to build a consensus on this subject inside KDE ?

> Until today, I mostly saw the approach "author updated year on latest
> change", but I also know KDE projects where mass-copyright updates were
> done in the past.
> 
> Personally, I would prefer the way Johan described: Update the year only on
> change. But that is only my opinion. What do the others think?
> 
> Cheers,
> Andreas
> 
> 
> [1] https://reuse.software/faq/#years-copyright

Best regards




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