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Re: [PATCH/RFC] Replace Free Software Foundation address in license notices




Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> The mailing address for the FSF has changed over the years.  Rather than
> updating the address across all files, refer readers to gnu.org, as the
> GNU GPL documentation now suggests for license notices.  The mailing
> address is retained in the full license files (COPYING and LGPL-2.1).
>
> The old address is still present in t/diff-lib/COPYING.  This is
> intentional, as the file is used in tests and the contents are not
> expected to change.
>
> Signed-off-by: Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---

This change probably makes sense.  From here on after applying the
patch, we won't have to worry about updating these every time they
move---not that they have moved often, though ;-)

>  compat/obstack.c                                                | 5 ++---
>  ...
>  ewah/ewok_rlw.h                                                 | 3 +--
>  git-gui/git-gui.sh                                              | 3 +--
>  imap-send.c                                                     | 3 +--
>  ...
>  44 files changed, 69 insertions(+), 103 deletions(-)

I've tried hard to keep the git-gui/ part as a separate project (it
indeed is managed separately).  I have been, and am still only
pulling from its "upstream" repository (Pat, who is its project
lead, Cc'ed), refaining from making changes that do not exist there
at git://repo.or.cz/git-gui.git/ to the tree I publish.

I'll separate the part from this patch that touches git-gui/* and
try to arrange the next pull from git-gui repository would have the
omitted part somehow.  Given that the "upstream" seems to be inactive
these days, we might want to change the way we manage that part of
the tree, though.

Thanks.