copyright year?

Nick Clifton
Tue Jan 20 13:08:00 GMT 2004

Hi Guys,

>> Christian Joensson <> writes:
>> > Is it perhaps suitable to update the copyright year in the cvs HEAD?
>> > It's still 2003 when you try, for example, ranlib --version...
>> It's only necessary to update the copyright year when the soures are
>> modified in that year.  If there have been no changes to ranlib in
>> 2004, then copyright 2003 is correct.
> Well, there have been changes to BFD, which is used by most of
> binutils/ in a very fundamental way (i.e. contains most of their
> implementation)...

And since objcopy has had a significant change as well, I think that
updating the copyright year is reasonable.

Hence I have applied a patch to do so.


2004-01-20  Nick Clifton  <>

	* version.c (print_version): Update copyright year to 2004.


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