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Re: Updating copyright years

From: Katsumi Yamaoka
Subject: Re: Updating copyright years
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 08:54:39 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.92 (i686-pc-cygwin)

Glenn Morris wrote:
> Katsumi Yamaoka wrote:

>> Emacs people seem to have been updating it at the beginning of
>> every year regardless of having been changed or not.

> Emacs has done it this way for several years, as documented in
> admin/notes and as recommended in "Information for Maintainers of GNU
> Software":

> http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/maintain.html#Copyright-Notices

>     To update the list of year numbers, add each year in which you have
>     made nontrivial changes to the package. (Here we assume you're using
>     a publicly accessible revision control server, so that every
>     revision installed is also immediately and automatically published.)
>     When you add the new year, it is not required to keep track of which
>     files have seen significant changes in the new year and which have
>     not. It is recommended and simpler to add the new year to all files
>     in the package, and be done with it for the rest of the year.

This clalified.  Thanks.  I think it's ok for the Gnus trunk.

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