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Build: Remove dates from copyright notice

Closes gh-1983
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agcolom authored and dmethvin committed Jan 1, 2015
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  1. +1 −2 Gruntfile.js
  2. +1 −2 LICENSE.txt
  3. +1 −1 src/intro.js
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@@ -137,8 +137,7 @@ module.exports = function( grunt ) {
"ascii_only": true
},
banner: "/*! jQuery v<%= pkg.version %> | " +
- "(c) 2005, <%= grunt.template.today('yyyy') %> jQuery Foundation, Inc. | " +
- "jquery.org/license */",
+ "(c) jQuery Foundation | jquery.org/license */",
compress: {
"hoist_funs": false,
loops: false,
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@@ -1,5 +1,4 @@
-Copyright 2005, 2014 jQuery Foundation and other contributors,
-https://jquery.org/
+Copyright jQuery Foundation and other contributors, https://jquery.org/
This software consists of voluntary contributions made by many
individuals. For exact contribution history, see the revision history
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@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
* Includes Sizzle.js
* http://sizzlejs.com/
*
- * Copyright 2005, 2014 jQuery Foundation, Inc. and other contributors
+ * Copyright jQuery Foundation and other contributors
* Released under the MIT license
* http://jquery.org/license
*

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No sure that this is correct.
I think that the copyright should contain the date frame to which it refers. Otherwise it is like eternal.
Keep in mind that the copyright/owner of a project can change from time to time

No sure that this is correct.
I think that the copyright should contain the date frame to which it refers. Otherwise it is like eternal.
Keep in mind that the copyright/owner of a project can change from time to time

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We'll stick with advice from our legal counsel rather than your assumptions.

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scottgonzalez replied Jan 7, 2015

We'll stick with advice from our legal counsel rather than your assumptions.

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MerMalibu Sep 28, 2016

You should include a copyright date. See the US Copyright Office circular: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

Extract:
Visually Perceptible Copies
The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain all
three elements described below. They should appear together
or in close proximity on the copies.
1 The symbol © (letter C in a circle); the word “Copyright”;
or the abbreviation “Copr.”
2 The year of first publication. If the work is a derivative
work or a compilation incorporating previously published
material, the year date of first publication of the derivative
work or compilation is sufficient. Examples of derivative
works are translations or dramatizations; an example of
a compilation is an anthology. The year may be omitted
when a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with
accompanying textual matter, if any, is reproduced in or
on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys,
or useful articles.
3 The name of the copyright owner, an abbreviation by
which the name can be recognized, or a generally known
alternative designation of owner.1
Example © 2012 Jane Doe
The “C in a circle” notice is used only on “visually perceptible”
copies. Certain kinds of works, such as musical, dramatic,
and literary works, may be fixed not in “copies” but by
means of sound in an audiorecording. Since audiorecordings
such as audiotapes and phonograph discs are “phonorecords”
and not “copies,” the “C in a circle” notice is not used to indicate
protection of the underlying musical, dramatic, or literary
work that is recorded.

MerMalibu replied Sep 28, 2016

You should include a copyright date. See the US Copyright Office circular: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

Extract:
Visually Perceptible Copies
The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain all
three elements described below. They should appear together
or in close proximity on the copies.
1 The symbol © (letter C in a circle); the word “Copyright”;
or the abbreviation “Copr.”
2 The year of first publication. If the work is a derivative
work or a compilation incorporating previously published
material, the year date of first publication of the derivative
work or compilation is sufficient. Examples of derivative
works are translations or dramatizations; an example of
a compilation is an anthology. The year may be omitted
when a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with
accompanying textual matter, if any, is reproduced in or
on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys,
or useful articles.
3 The name of the copyright owner, an abbreviation by
which the name can be recognized, or a generally known
alternative designation of owner.1
Example © 2012 Jane Doe
The “C in a circle” notice is used only on “visually perceptible”
copies. Certain kinds of works, such as musical, dramatic,
and literary works, may be fixed not in “copies” but by
means of sound in an audiorecording. Since audiorecordings
such as audiotapes and phonograph discs are “phonorecords”
and not “copies,” the “C in a circle” notice is not used to indicate
protection of the underlying musical, dramatic, or literary
work that is recorded.

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MerMalibu Sep 28, 2016

JQuery states clearly that jQuery Foundation projects are released under the terms of the license specified in the project's repository or if not specified, under the MIT license. In this case, MIT license applies.

You are free to use any jQuery Foundation project in any other project (even commercial projects) as long as the copyright header is left intact.

JQuery states clearly that jQuery Foundation projects are released under the terms of the license specified in the project's repository or if not specified, under the MIT license. In this case, MIT license applies.

You are free to use any jQuery Foundation project in any other project (even commercial projects) as long as the copyright header is left intact.

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