GPLv2/LGPLv2.1: link to instead of FSF address?


Do you know if for the GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1 we can replace the FSF address
by an URL to Like this:

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with this library; if not, see <>.

at the top of each source file.

At [1] section "How to Apply These Terms to Your New Libraries",
the FSF address is used, not the URL. But for version 3, it's the URL.
So I wonder if for the 2.1 version we can also use the URL. Same for

Because from time to time, there is a source file with the old FSF
address that needs to be fixed, like this one:

Also, from a more practical matter, do you know if a script exists to
replace license headers in a smart way (for C code at least)? Because
the text can be wrapped at different places, there can be spaces
differences, and the license header can contain the library or program



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