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Remove the 'copyright' and 'copyright_year.js' #2151
Trott left a comment •
There is no need to include the year. Please don't. It just makes for pointless annual updates that everyone forgets to do.
EDIT 1: I am not a lawyer. Expert opinion welcome, whether it be contrary to mine or not.
EDIT 2: I see this auto-updates the year. That is also problematic, I think, although less so for sure. We should not update the year for material that isn't updated. For minor updates, it should probably be a range of years rather than the latest year. Omitting the year solves the problem.
Resulting word from the then-Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation on this topic after previous TSC conversation: nodejs/TSC#195 (comment)
Third bullet point: "Adding dates is not preferable. It does not have a legal impact and would be excluded only for ease of administration."
Our current LICENSE file says: "Copyright Node.js contributors. All rights reserved."
Seems OK to me now, although I'll definitely let fhemberger and others have the final say.