[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] License header consistency

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Aug 19 22:55:26 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:45:19PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> I don't know which are the legalese sophisms which the following
> solution may break, but if the problem is to keep consistency
> between license headers, what about to simply *include* license
> headers like this:
> /*
>  * copyright (c) 2001 Fabrice Bellard
>  */
> #include "libavutil/lgpl_2_1.h"
> ?

This idea has been discussed before, it will not work.  The law is not a
C program.

> This would reduce the visual clutter of each file header, and
> would fix the consistency problem once and for all, with all the
> other advantages consequent to the code duplication avoidance.

No code is being duplicated, license headers are not code.


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