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Re: copyright ranges in build-aux/ tools

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: copyright ranges in build-aux/ tools
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:03:48 +0100
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Hi Simon,

> I notice there are some gaps in copyright ranges in some build-aux
> tools, for example:
> csharpcomp.sh.in:# Copyright (C) 2003-2006, 2009-2012 Free Software 
> Foundation, Inc.
> csharpexec.sh.in:# Copyright (C) 2003, 2005, 2009-2012 Free Software 
> Foundation, Inc.
> gnupload:# Copyright (C) 2004-2010, 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

I have no objection against your proposed patch, but what is the point,
the benefit of such a change?

> I thought distribution via version control source counted as releases,
> thus we should include the missing years for completeness here?

The advice that the FSF gets from lawyers appears to vary over time,
as much as the advice of different lawyers on the same questions also varies.
I therefore got tired of following the lawyers' advice on tiny detail topics.


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