[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency
Sun Aug 17 19:24:16 CEST 2008
2008/8/17 Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 07:16:01PM +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
>> On Sunday, 17 August 2008 at 19:08, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > 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.*.
> These files already exist, just pick a random .c or .h file in FFmpeg.
Are all license headers currently valid? I've been bitten for copying
code from other files before when the behaviour was deprecated and I
>> That way we could have both correct headers and less wasted developer time.
> No time is wasted if you are clever enough to paste from the correct
I'm sure Michael is clever enough. Please don't also start being
inflammatory. It is not clear from where the 'correct' license header
should be obtained.
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