[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Aug 17 19:08:25 CEST 2008


Simple question
Do we require all developers to ensure that *GPL license headers are
precissely copy & pastes of the one master copy diego picked?

My vote is NO

my argument is that this wastes developer time that can be spend doing
something more usefull even if its just little time, but such little
times add up, and its not only time to fix the headers but also to diff
them against a reference before each check in.
Besides its neither a issue of legal correctness if a LGPL variant is
used that happens to have a space more or less somewhere, or uses
"this library" instead of "ffmpeg" or was what diego prefered 4 years ago.

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