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Re: copyright years

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: copyright years
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 00:14:31 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 05:16:43PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Never shorten years to a range X-Y, always use a comma-separated list.
> It is ok to abbreviate years to two digits to keep them shorter,
> i.e.
> bad:
> #   Copyright (C) 1993-1999,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> good:
> #   Copyright (C) 1993,94,95,96,97,98,99,2001,02 Free Software Foundation, 
> Inc.
> I know everybody else does it.  But a long time ago RMS told me his lawyer
> said to do the latter and not the former.

Ok, thanks.  There are many, many files in glibc written this way, that's
why I thought I would get away with it.


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