[PATCH] LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause: Clarify copyright format

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Tue Dec 11 09:15:52 UTC 2018

 LICENSE.BSD-2-Clause | 16 ++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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

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