[mapserver-dev] Source code header questions

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 17 12:56:47 PDT 2019

On 9/17/19 9:43 PM, Seth G wrote:
> 2. Should the copyright dates be updated? These are often inconsistent. On other projects the convention "Copyright (c) 1996-present" is used so that it doesn't become out-of-date. Is this an option?

The copyright years should be updated when non-trivial changes are made
to the source file in question (as trivial changes aren't
copyrightable). Using "-present" is not an option. The last modification
date determines when copyright expires for that code, "-present" implies
that the code is continuously modified (non-trivially) which is untrue.

Kind Regards,


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