[Openvas-devel] [Openvas-commits] r5147 - in trunk/openvas-scanner: . openvasd

Thomas Reinke lists at securityspace.com
Wed Sep 23 20:11:03 CEST 2009

I strongly suspect that the original copyright date holds. While IANAL,
it makes sense that way, given that one can certainly transfer IP.
The form of the IP being transferred doesn't change (e.g. the content,
the creation, or the date created) just because the legal entity
receiving the IP is younger than the asset being transferred.

It also makes sense from another point of view - if one were
allowed to update the copyright date without any change to what was
copyrighted, it would make a nice end run-around on the copyright duration.


Matthew Mundell wrote:
>> On Dienstag, 22. September 2009, Matthew Mundell wrote:
>>>> Modified: trunk/openvas-scanner/openvasd/otp_1_0.c
>>>> ===================================================================
>>>> --- trunk/openvas-scanner/openvasd/otp_1_0.c	2009-09-22 15:27:12 UTC (rev 5146)
>>>> +++ trunk/openvas-scanner/openvasd/otp_1_0.c	2009-09-22 19:09:33 UTC (rev 5147)
>>>> @@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
>>>>  * Jan-Oliver Wagner <jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de>
>>>>  *
>>>>  * Copyright:
>>>> -* Copyright (C) 2008 Intevation GmbH
>>>> +* Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH
>>> Jan, are you doing the right thing with the dates when transfering
>>> copyright?  I think the year must always stay the same for a particular
>>> version, because eventually the copyright runs out.  If new additions are
>>> made then new years are added.
>> not sure whether it is correct to have a year prior to existance
>> of legal entity holding the copyright. Thats why I changed all to 2009.
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Copyright-Notices
> 	Don't delete old year numbers, though; they are significant since they indicate
> 	when older versions might theoretically go into the public domain, if the movie
> 	companies don't continue buying laws to further extend copyright. If you copy a
> 	file into the package from some other program, keep the copyright years that
> 	come with the file.
> I wonder what their rule is when transfering copyright older than the legal
> entity.
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