[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Aug 17 19:18:30 CEST 2008

2008/8/17 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org>:
> On Sunday, 17 August 2008 at 19:08, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> Hi
>> 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.
> Why not simply provide a template.h and template.c with the correct headers
> already present. Or maybe template_gpl.* and template_lgpl.*.
> That way we could have both correct headers and less wasted developer time.

+1 Exactly what I was about to say.


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