lars at larseighner.com
Tue Sep 13 11:13:33 UTC 2011
On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Alan Clements wrote:
> On the front page of the FreeBSD Handbook the copyright notice reads:
> "Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
> 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 The FreeBSD
> Documentation Project"
> This seems excessively long. Is there a reason why it just doesn't simply read:
> "Copyright © 1995-2011 The FreeBSD Documentation Project"
> This seems more readable. The former is running off the end of the
> page and is starting to look cluttered. Unless there is some legal
> reason I'm not aware of listing each year in order seems unnecessary.
Signatories of the Berne Convention, including the United States and almost
all civilized countries, do not require the notice at all. As a reminder to
nice people, the shorter form would surely do.
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