svn commit: r187580 - head/tools/sched

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jan 22 15:00:46 PST 2009


In message: <alpine.BSF.2.00.0901221846230.66510 at fledge.watson.org>
            Robert Watson <rwatson at FreeBSD.org> writes:
: On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: 
: > In message: <200901220621.n0M6LU5v002745 at svn.freebsd.org>
: >            Jeff Roberson <jeff at FreeBSD.org> writes:
: > : Author: jeff
: > : Date: Thu Jan 22 06:21:30 2009
: > : New Revision: 187580
: > : URL: http://svn.freebsd.org/changeset/base/187580
: > :
: > : Log:
: > :    - Update my copyright.
: > : +# Copyright (c) 2002-2003, 2009, Jeffrey Roberson <jeff at freebsd.org>
: >
: > Stylistically, this should be 2002-2009.  We don't need to list each and 
: > every year, so the project's policy is to list the earliest and the latest 
: > year.
: >
: > See, for example, http://www.oppedahl.com/copyrights/ for the reasoning 
: > behind this.
: 
: FWIW, the one case where I don't really do that is when I worked on some code 
: on my own and hence hold the copyright for it, then did some work under a 
: contract for a customer on it such that they own the copyright on 
: enhancements, and then I do some further work on my own.  In that case, I'll 
: leave a discontinuity to reflect the fact that the copyright on changes made 
: in the gap were assigned elsewhere.  Not clear this is the right thing to do, 
: but I'm fairly sure at least some of my customers are more comfortable with 
: that as it leaves no confusion in the source as to which bits they 
: sponsored/own.

True, but that's a fairly rare circumstance relative to the project as
a whole.

Warner


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