Copyright years (was Re: help/version patches)

Chris January chris@atomice.net
Wed Feb 27 03:26:00 GMT 2002


> -   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.
See http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain_8.html on the GNU website for more
information, but basically if a new release of Cygwin was tagged in CVS in
any of those years, it should appear as a separate year in a comma separated
list. 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.

Regards
Chris




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