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Re: RFA: Using year ranges in copyright notices...
On Tue, 3 Jan 2012, Joel Brobecker wrote:
> +Such ranges are used when nontrivial changes were made to that file
> +each and every year in the range (inclusive).
The FSF rule for listing a year is "nontrivial changes to the package"
rather than "to that file" (this is the basis on which it's OK to update
the year in all files at the start of the year). As I understand it, this
combines with the rule about ranges to allow "<first-year>-2012" for every
file (at least, if there is some version in version control from each year
in the range).
Joseph S. Myers