Update Copyright statements in Code Files
As discussed in the comments on PR #6593, it may be time to update the copyright statements in the code files.
I am willing to do this, if somebody could guide me a bit about what I should do exactly.
Should I just update them all to the following:
//============================================================================= // MuseScore // Music Composition & Notation // // Copyright (C) 2020 MuseScore BVBA and others // // This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. // // This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, // but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of // MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the // GNU General Public License for more details. // // You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License // along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software // Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. //=============================================================================
Of course in the cmake files
# instead of
I won't touch the "third-party" files.
Some files have quite a different version:
// This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 // as published by the Free Software Foundation and appearing in // the file LICENCE.GPL
Should I update those too?
Some files say for example
Copyright (C) 2002-2018. Should we lose the
And some files say
// MusE Score // Linux Music Score Editor
Is it okay to get rid of these "traces of history"?
Whenever I come across a case which isn't straight-forward, I will post a comment in this issue.
The advantage of having uniformity in all files, is that we can update them in the future by just using "find and replace".