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Re: DEP-5: clarify batching of copyrights, licenses in a single stanza

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:35:23PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On to, 2010-10-28 at 19:58 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Would ‘Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010 John Smith, Angela Watts’ be also acceptable ?
> > Especially if the situation is:
> > 
> > 	Copyright 2008 John Smith
> > 	Copyright 2009, 2010 Angela Watts
> > 	Copyright 2010 John Smith, Angela Watts
> I don't know what the proper answer to this is, but it is probably not
> something that the DEP5 file format needs to address anyway.
This is the collecting part I hope is cleared up.  Do something like
grep -i copyright `find . -name '*.[ch]'`
over a non trivial project, especially one that has been around for
years and you get all sorts of wonderful combinations.

The globbing Charles suggested adds Angela to 2008 and John to 2009,
maybe. I'm not sure if that's a problem.

 - Craig
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