Copyright years in source code

Gary E. Miller gem at
Fri May 8 18:10:37 UTC 2020

Yo Sanjeev!

On Sat, 9 May 2020 00:55:08 +0800
Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 3:42 AM Gary E. Miller via devel
> <devel at> wrote:
> >
> > I did this at the suggestion of Mark Atwood.  He is project head for
> > gpsd, NTPsec and other projects.  He also works at Amazon on
> > software license issues.  The MAGA have deemed that the current
> > copyright notices in gpsd are the way they all want it done.
> >  
> Gary, my proposal was to follow what NTPsec is doing, exactly.

yes, but I partly disagree.

> Currently:
> NTPsec: Copyright Some-Name <some-email>
> GPSd: Copyright (c) Some-Year Some-Name <some-email>

Uh, no.  I removed all of the (c) in the top level of gpsd and most of
the rest.  (c) never meant anything in any legal system.

I think the year of first publication still has some use as it disambiguates
which version of copyright law applies.

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