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Re: update-copyright request and patch...

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: update-copyright request and patch...
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:44:24 +0100
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Joel Brobecker <address@hidden> writes:

>> Good news: the GCS has been updated to explain that using copyright
>> year ranges is now ok.  The only conditions are that you perform
>>     https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6576
>> the strict conversion (i.e., "2002,2004" cannot be converted to
>> "2002-2004") and that you add a note, say to README like this:
>>     For any copyright year range specified as YYYY-ZZZZ in this package
>>     note that the range specifies every single year in that closed interval.
> Yep, this is what we did for this year. I just want to go one step
> further and just collapse all years into one single range, based on
> the fact that I have verified that we have made significant changes
> to at least one file each year since 1986.

I have already done this for some files in Libidn, based on the
observation that the earlier omissions were mistakes and that the
copyright year should have been bumped on every file because there was a
release every year.  If this is illegal or bad practice, it would be
useful if you could share your response from the FSF.


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