[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Aug 17 19:20:28 CEST 2008

"Robert Swain" <robert.swain at gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

Is it easier to copy from template.c than from utils.c?

M?ns Rullg?rd
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