[ovs-dev] [PATCH] dynamic-string: Document a few functions.
blp at nicira.com
Mon Feb 27 10:10:53 PST 2012
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 05:58:07PM -0800, Ethan Jackson wrote:
> This looks good to me.
Thanks, I'll push it in a moment.
> > + * Copyright (c) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Nicira Networks.
> Completely unrelated to this patch, these things are starting to get
> fairly long. I wonder if it makes sense to gradually start changing
> our convention to expressing the years with a dash (e.g. 2008-2012).
Apparently the meaning of a range in a copyright notice is not
well-defined. The FSF advice to maintainers of GNU software used to
flatly say not to use ranges at all; now it says:
You can use a range (‘2008-2010’) instead of listing individual
years (‘2008, 2009, 2010’) if and only if: 1) every year in the
range, inclusive, really is a “copyrightable” year that would be
listed individually; and 2) you make an explicit statement in a
‘README’ file about this usage.
So I'd want to ask our lawyers about it.
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