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Re: documentation on copyright headers?

From: Simon Tournier
Subject: Re: documentation on copyright headers?
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2024 18:29:28 +0100


On Sun, 03 Dec 2023 at 14:09, Maxim Cournoyer <> wrote:

> I think it should be avoided as well, the long list of copyrights are
> already a bit messy to maintain across trees :-).

In addition to the current mess, we also keep Copyright header even if
the code holding such Copyright had been removed since.  Legally
speaking, I think – although I am not totally sure – the copyright
applies to the current source code and not to the history of additions.

> info '(maintain) Legally Significant' offers as advice that changes of
> 15 lines or less or not legally significant for copyright.

For the interested reader, it comes from the package ’gnu-standards’,
also online:


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