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Re: Copyright year ranges

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Roland McGrath <> wrote:
> There were releases in 1991 too.

What do we think of adding something like this to the glibc/README?

diff --git a/README b/README
index 728e7d7..8b43708 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -97,4 +97,9 @@ conditions, and LICENSES for notices about a few
contributions that require
 these additional notices to be distributed.  License copyright years may be
 listed using range notation, e.g., 2000-2011, indicating that every year in
 the range, inclusive, is a copyrightable year that would otherwise be listed
+individually. License copyright years may be rewritten using range notation,
+e.g., 1991-2012, as long as a release (public or beta) was made in the
+intermediate year, or there was public version control in that year. The
+GNU C Library has been making releases since 1991, therefore you may collapse
+any range of years before 1991 into a range notation using the previously
+described process.


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