[FFmpeg-devel] About license headers in .h files

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Fri Oct 19 12:12:12 CEST 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 12:03:11PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:30:57AM +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > I feel somewhat uncomfortable having those license headers in one-line
> > or API-only files in general.
> > Thus I wonder if we should (and if yes where) say that they do not mean
> > that we claim those are copyrightable (and actually don't believe they
> > are?) but that they are simply there for consistency?
> > Maybe it is not really relevant, I'd just like to know your opinions
> > because of above-mentioned uncomfortable feel :-).
> Nobody is really happy with this, but I think the alternative is worse.
> If we do add the standard header to certain files only, what happens if
> some real code gets added to those header files?  Are we going to keep
> discussing which header files deserve a header and which do not?  I see
> some enormous bikesheds and flamewars lurking  in that direction.

I agree, which is why I did not suggest changing that. I was only
thinking if it was worth a statement/clarification somewhere.

Reimar D?ffinger

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