Re: unifying copyright entries (was: [RFC] General terminology change)

Am Son, 2002-09-22 um 12.46 schrieb Gareth Bowker:
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 11:57:08AM +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > Another aspect are the copyright entries:
> > Some developery use
> > (C) <year> <name> or
> > Copyright (C) <name> <year>,
> > some others
> > <name> (C) <year>
> > and so on.
> > What's the "official" (or at least the most used) expression?
> > Additionally, we should replace the (C) by a copyright character
> > wherever possible (e.g. UTF-8, ISO-8859-X charsets).
> I heard a while ago that you should always write the word Copyright in full,
> e.g.
> Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation
> That's also the most-used form I've seen.
> I seem to recall that (C) holds no legal meaning, the copyright symbol
> however does. Or something like that. It was a long time ago.

Just look at gnome-panel HEAD po. I think we broke our record:
(c) 2001 Red Hat, Inc.
(C) 2002 Red Hat, Inc.
(c) 2001 Red Hat, Inc
Copyright 2002 Red Hat, Inc.

I hope we'll find a solution until 2.2 is released.



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