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Re: Copyright years (was Re: help/version patches)

"Chris January" <> writes:

>> -   Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.
>> +   Copyright 1998-2002 Red Hat, Inc.
> A quick note about changing Copyright years like this... don't do it! The
> two are *not* equivalent.

No, but need they be?  The silly comma separated list will get out of
hand, at some point in the future.  Each release should hold the (c)
marker that's applicable to that release, why should later releases
hold markers that are not applicable anyway?

> Ranges are only allowed if development was carried out in that range
> of years, but a version was completed for release only in the final
> year of the range.

If you get hold of, say, a 1999 release (tarball, cvs -D checkout),
you'll see the range


which will cover the only interesting thing: (c) over 1999 release.
If you look at a 2002 tarball, you'll see



Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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