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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 1/2] Update copyright banners



On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:08:14PM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> The copyright statements printed by the various executables have not
> been touched since r3893 / 68d0f70e3c180253b637996f985dd9d248bd910a.
> So, judging by -version output, a user could get the impression that
> QEMU was last modified in 2008. We should therefore update it to the
> current year.
> 
> However just changing the year seems wrong since Fabrice didn't
> contribute in recent years. Therefore extend the copyright statement to
> cover "Fabrice Bellard and contributors" so that it can be updated
> to the current year.

[snip]

> diff --git a/vl.c b/vl.c
> index ae91a8a..9798f87 100644
> --- a/vl.c
> +++ b/vl.c
> @@ -1561,7 +1561,8 @@ static void main_loop(void)
>  
>  static void version(void)
>  {
> -    printf("QEMU emulator version " QEMU_VERSION QEMU_PKGVERSION ", Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard\n");
> +    printf("QEMU emulator version " QEMU_VERSION QEMU_PKGVERSION
> +           ", Copyright (c) 2003-2012 Fabrice Bellard and contributors\n");
>  }

libvirt doesn't loook at anything after the version numbers, so changing
the copyright part should be just fine from our POV.

Regards,
Daniel
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