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Re: Copyright years for new old ports (Re: Ping^6: contribute Synopsys Designware ARC port)
- From: Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at pfeifer dot com>
- To: Joern Rennecke <joern dot rennecke at embecosm dot com>
- Cc: Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat dot com>, Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, Diego Novillo <dnovillo at google dot com>, gcc-patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Richard Earnshaw <richard dot earnshaw at arm dot com>, Richard Biener <rguenther at suse dot de>, Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>, Geoffrey Keating <geoffk at geoffk dot org>, Richard Kenner <kenner at nyu dot edu>, Michael Meissner <gnu at the-meissners dot org>, Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>, "David S. Miller" <davem at redhat dot com>, Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Bernd Schmidt <bernds at codesourcery dot com>, Ian Lance Taylor <ian at airs dot com>, Jim Wilson <wilson at tuliptree dot org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 12:36:03 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: Copyright years for new old ports (Re: Ping^6: contribute Synopsys Designware ARC port)
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On Wed, 2 Oct 2013, Joern Rennecke wrote:
>>> From my understanding, the condition for adding the current Copyright year
>>> without a source code change is to have a release in that year. Are we
>>> sure 4.9.0 will be released this year?
>> We are sure we don't want 4.9.0 to be released this year ;)
But(!) we'll be releasing another dozen of 4.9.0 snapshots this
That probably was something the FSF had not considered when creating
the original policy (recall how even GCC did not have a publicly
accessible source code repository in the days).
> So, should I add 2014 now? That would be no more speculative than
> adding the current year at the start of the year in anticipation of
> a release that year.
I would do add 2013. This is when the port has hit the tree and when
we will be doing snapshots available via our and many other servers.