[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Aug 17 19:22:40 CEST 2008

2008/8/17 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> "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?

Were we supposed to know that utils.c was the place from which it
should be copied?


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