[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Aug 17 19:56:41 CEST 2008

2008/8/17 compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com>:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:08:25 +0200, 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
> any chance we can also have a vote on the grammar, spelling and punctuation that imo wastes developer time? this sentence requires a period. this one does not. This must be capitolized.

These are not random suggestions, but they do take developer time. I
respect the need for making documentation consistent and the only
solid reference are the rules of the English language.

Personally I would be happy merely if comments were comprehensible as,
in my opinion, that is the goal of a comment - to convey some useful,
non-obvious information. It's difficult to say at what point
comprehensibility is lost. I would say in the vast majority of cases,
capitalisation and punctuation are not of paramount importance to the
semantics of the information. But, I don't think the suggested changes
take so much time that they are worth avoiding.


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