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Re: copyright statement

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: copyright statement
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:17:07 GMT

Hi Ralf and all,

    I don't know if there is either legal or by-convention significance to

There is no significance to the whitespace in the copyright "line".
(Nor does it have to be on one physical line.)

At Jim's suggestion, I replaced the two spaces with one in

    I do remember patches to explicitly add back those two spaces
    to some GNU projects.  

I guess I wasn't involved, or have forgotten.  At any rate, FWIW, I
can't imagine an important reason for it.

    Not even a '(C)', oops!  

(C) is neither required nor forbidden.  I tend to omit it in new files,
saving three more characters for those pesky year lists :).  I just
changed the maintain.texi text along those lines.

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