0 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 12:16 PM by Yong Hao Gao RSS

Correct license headers?

Yong Hao Gao Master

I made a quick survey of the source files and found some of the source files have license header issues.


Some haven't a licence header at all, like




Some have Copyright 2010 while a few others have Copyright 2009


Some have a different license like



* JBoss, Home of Professional Open Source.

* Copyright 2010, Red Hat, Inc., and individual contributors

* as indicated by the @author tags. See the copyright.txt file in the

* distribution for a full listing of individual contributors.


* This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it

* under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as

* published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of

* the License, or (at your option) any later version.


* This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of


* Lesser General Public License for more details.


* You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public

* License along with this software; if not, write to the Free

* Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA

* 02110-1301 USA, or see the FSF site: http://www.fsf.org.


(for example hornetq-ra/hornetq-ra-jar/src/main/java/org/hornetq/ra/recovery/RecoveryManager.java)



I'd like to do some clean up to make sure every source files have a proper licence header. But I'm not sure


1) Which is the correct copyright year? 2010, 2009, or 2012?

2) Are all of our source code under same license ?