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[cdt-dev] Fwd: [eclipse-dev] Requirement to update the copyright end year has been dropped

I imagine this would also be true for all projects. I'll poke and see if that's true.

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From: Lars Vogel <lars.vogel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:09 PM
Subject: [eclipse-dev] Requirement to update the copyright end year has been dropped
To: "Eclipse Platform UI component developers list." <platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "General development mailing list of the Eclipse project." <eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Friends of the Eclipse platform,

Today the PMC decided that it is not mandatory that to update the
copyright header anymore to the Eclipse Top Level project. You still
can do it, if you prefer to do it.

See for details. has been
updated by me, feel free to improve it or other contribution guides of
the Eclipse project.

IMHO these are great news to get rid of this time wasting requirement
for committers and contributors. This should reduce further the level
of frustration during code contributions to platform UI.

Also the existing committers which are already ignoring this
requirement, can finally do it officially. ;-)

Best regards, Lars

Eclipse PMC member, Platform UI and e4 project co-lead
CEO vogella GmbH

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