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authorSebastian Huber <>2018-12-11 10:15:11 +0100
committerSebastian Huber <>2018-12-19 13:30:00 +0100
commitcde5e8dc2bf4131d48428e1c311e038ff9923b1f (patch)
treef68666fbc72080955bdc3c085ccf9a8aafe9c98b /LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause
parent7c19e50bdd3b6ae234b171992f2e109d4f804cda (diff)
LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause: Clarify copyright format
Update #3053.
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diff --git a/LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause b/LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause
index df6c995f98..60a74e9adf 100644
--- a/LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause
+++ b/LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause
@@ -8,8 +8,20 @@ which you want to use this license for your contribution. Replace the
to this file. Update the <LAST YEAR> with the year of your last substantial
contribution to this file. If the first and last years are the same, then
remove the <LAST YEAR> placeholder with the comma. Replace the
-<COPYRIGHT HOLDER> placeholder with your name. You must not alter anything
-else in the license comment.
+<COPYRIGHT HOLDER> placeholder with your name. In case you are a real person,
+then use the following format for <COPYRIGHT HOLDER>:
+The <FIRST NAME> is your first name (also known as given name), the
+<MIDDLE NAMES> are your optional middle names, the <LAST NAME> is your last
+name (also known as family name).
+If more than one copyright holder exists for a file, then sort the copyright
+lines by the first year (earlier years are below later years) followed by the
+copyright holder in alphabetical order (A is above B).
+You must not alter anything else in the license comment.
* SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-2-Clause