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Re: recommended copyright stanza?

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: recommended copyright stanza?
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:13:31 -0600

    Gary Vaughan just submitted a patch to Libtool to point to the URL for the
    GPL in addition to the ability to request it by post:

Ah.  There have been several versions of this floating around, e.g.,
coreutils has another variant text. 

The last time we had this discussion was back in August 2006 (see the
archives for all the background).  We ended up thinking of proposing
this to rms (and it is what I used in hello 2.2):

  hello (GNU hello) 2.1.90
  Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  License: GNU GPL v2+ <http://gnu.org/licenses>
  This is free software.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

I still haven't written him about it, though (no particular reason, just

Any comments at this point?

I think it is better not to include the physical address of the FSF.  I
think there is no need to do so, since rms has never done it for his own
programs.  As we all know, the physical address is a lot less stable
than the electronic ones.


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