[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Aug 18 23:46:11 CEST 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 11:06:26PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 08:48:02PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-cvslog/2006-October/004072.html
> > > 
> > > > > We have discussed this multiple times already. You choose to ignore
> > > > > the argument again and again.
> > > > 
> > > > I repeatly ignored "sigh" and failed to guess what you meant?
> > > 
> > > You repeatedly committed no license headers or wrong license headers.
> > > 
> > > We have had this whole discussion about license headers multiple times
> > > and I have reiterated my arguments multiple times.
> > 
> > Your arguments weight as much as everyone elses. You arent the boss here
> > or something.
> WTF was that for now?

You are talking as if you where the boss, i thought i remind you, that you
are not.
I can accept some arogance but at some point its too much.

> > Our vote says 2:2 if i counted correctly. If theres a majority that
> > prefers developers to check license headers instead of spending the
> > minute per new file coding, i will follow that.
> So you are taking this vote seriously?  I just heard you say:
>   And this is a argument i agree with, a non existing license version
>   is bad and should be replaced
> So what is your vote exactly?

my vote is NO, any VALID license that is compatible with the LGPL 2.1
can be used.
There is no need to use "ffmpeg" instead of "this library" or to use a
specific address of the FSF nor is anyone forced to pick LGPL 2.1

This vote is NOT about invalid licenses.
At the time at which i started the vote i was not aware of my mistake of
commiting a licene header refereing to a non existing license. And had i
been aware i would not have started the vote.
Noone would commit a license that does not exist knowingly ...
Nor would anyone be in favor of that.
This vote is about nitpicking about minor details that have no technical
nor legal relevance.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
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