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Which year should the generated file's copyright year be: current or original? #823
Currently, it's always the "current year in the local timezone". See:
We need to fix the CI failure by either regenerating the file with the current year (2018), or changing the generator to use the hardcoded 2017 year.
@gmlewis Any suggestions on which direction to go?
I'm not an expert on legal stuff, but the pattern that I've seen is that the current year is used for new files, but modified files typically keep the original copyright year from when they were created. Please correct if wrong.
So, I think we should hardcode 2017 year in
referenced this issue
Jan 6, 2018
TL;DR: Yes, I agree with you, @shurcooL... the year
My understanding and the rule that I've been following, is when the file is created, the year is recorded in the file and the original year is retained. Some people add on additional years (e.g.
So I'm guessing that I'm the one that wrote