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Re: update-copyright request and patch...

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: update-copyright request and patch...
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:26:35 +0100
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Joel Brobecker <address@hidden> writes:

>> > 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.
> For everyone's benefit, the FSF confirmed that it is fine to do so
> (case [gnu.org #719834]).

Thank you.  That is a relief since I have already collapsed the ranges
for Libidn and recently also GnuTLS.


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