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Re: Collapsing copyright year lists to ranges

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: Collapsing copyright year lists to ranges
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:21:00 -0800

Hi Joseph,

    It was recently confirmed for GDB 
    that it's OK to collapse a list of copyright years into a single

I saw that in passing.  The rules currently in maintain.texi came
directly from rms + lawyers, after Jim Meyering pushed the issue a
couple years ago.  They are not the same as what Donald told Joel in RT
#719834 (although what Donald said is also logical).

I guess I will start by asking Donald.  I'll keep you posted.

    that ruling applied to all GNU packages 

Whatever the rule is certainly applies to all GNU packages.
Donald wasn't describing a special case for GDB.


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