>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Pentchev <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Peter> Hi, So I've seen this idea floating around in the past couple
Peter> of years (and in some places even earlier), but I started
Peter> doing it for the couple of pieces of software that I am
Peter> upstream for after reading Daniel Stenberg's blog entry:
Peter> And then, a couple of weeks ago, I quietly checked whether
Peter> the Debian FTP team would be okay with that by uploading two
Peter> NEW packages without any years mentioned in the
Peter> debian/copyright file: either upstream or for my Debian
As Jonas mentions, including the years allows people to know when works
enter the public domain and the license becomes more liberal.
I think our users are better served by knowing when the Debian packaging
would enter the public domain.
Maybe only the first year the copyright was applied is important ?