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Copyright holding year in xfce4-about dialog


Description Enrico Tröger editbugs 2008-04-08 12:42:56 CEST
The dialog mentions 2002-2007, should be updated to 2002-2008.
Patch attached.
Comment 1 Enrico Tröger editbugs 2008-04-08 12:43:25 CEST
Created attachment 1580 
Fix copyright years
Comment 2 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2008-04-08 17:31:19 CEST
Yeah good idea.  Not strictly necessary until we do a release (tho one could argue simply having an open svn repo counts as 'publishing'), but it'll need to be done sooner or later.  If anyone wants to commit this (before I get to it), that'd be fine with me.

On a side note... Olivier, would you object to changing that string to "Copyright... Olivier Fourdan and the Xfce Developement Team" or even just "... Olivier Fourdan and others"?
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-09-17 08:13:40 CEST
Well, strictly, xfce was fist started in 1996 (not 2002).

Sure, I'm fine with the idea of changing the copyright title, although there is no such "Xfce team" as an entity by itself. 

IANAL but I am not sure that "with others" whould be suitable either (ie define "others"?).

It would be great to have some kind of structure that identifies clearly "Xfce Development Team" before changing the copyright.
Comment 4 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2008-09-17 08:40:06 CEST
Silly question, maybe, but do we even need a copyright statement there?  What does it actually claim copyright on?  Copyright claims on the sources are in actual source files.  

Just a thought, I don't have a strong opinion on this.
Comment 5 Enrico Tröger editbugs 2008-09-20 15:01:32 CEST
I agree with Jasper, the explicit copyright notice is probably not necessary at all as it is mentioned in the appropriate packages and/or source files.

Maybe something like "by Olivier Fourdan and the Xfce Developement Team 1996-2008" is sufficient.
Comment 6 Enrico Tröger editbugs 2008-11-21 18:00:18 CET
Since we are going to Beta3/RC1, this issue should maybe solved finally.
Comment 7 Nick Schermer editbugs 2008-12-07 20:11:45 CET
Bumped it to 2008 for the time being. rev. 28990.
Comment 8 Nick Schermer editbugs 2009-02-01 10:50:31 CET
Update copyright to 2009 in revision 29420.
Comment 9 Jérôme Guelfucci editbugs 2011-01-13 00:31:33 CET
This is fixed in git master, the new about dialog does not have any copyright date.

Bug #3992

Reported by:
Enrico Tröger
Reported on: 2008-04-08
Last modified on: 2011-01-13


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Fix copyright years (616 bytes, patch)
2008-04-08 12:43 CEST , Enrico Tröger
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