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Bash 4.1 documentation don't follow GNU maintainers guidelines

From: Christophe Jarry
Subject: Bash 4.1 documentation don't follow GNU maintainers guidelines
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:32:21 +0100

Dear developers,

I downloaded bash-4.1 source code today and found the following content in
bash.0, bash.1 and bash.html, which are in directory doc:

    Bash is Copyright (C) 1989-2009 by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Format "1989-2009" is in contradiction with the "Information for Maintainers of
GNU Software", section "Copyright Notices" [1]:

    A copyright notice looks like this:

        Copyright (C) year1, year2, year3 copyright-holder


    You can use a range (‘2008-2010’) instead of listing individual years
    (‘2008, 2009, 2010’) if and only if: 1) every year in the range, inclusive,
    really is a “copyrightable” year that would be listed individually; and 2)
    you make an explicit statement in a ‘README’ file about this usage. 

I did not find such a statement in the README file.


Please fix this.


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