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Re: Copyright years

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Copyright years
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 22:49:12 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden>
> Date: 09 Feb 2006 05:00:24 -0500
> the rationale is: "there" is all of emacs, and each file must not
> present a hole in the protection of all of emacs.

My problem is that the GNU Coding Standards still have this paragraph:

    This copyright notice only needs to mention the most recent year in
    which changes were made---there's no need to list the years for previous
    versions' changes.

To me, ``the most recent year in which changes were made'' clearly
says that you change the copyright year(s) only when you make changes
in that file.

IANAL, so if these instructions are changed, I won't mind.  I just
want them to be clear and unequivocal, and uniform across all the
packages that are part of the GNU project.

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