[FFmpeg-devel] Dirac Golomb decoder [PATCH]

Balatoni Denes dbalatoni
Tue Aug 14 23:12:23 CEST 2007


Sorry to butt in the discussion, but

Tuesday 14 August 2007 21:52-kor Michael Niedermayer ezt ?rta:
> >   * Copyright (c) 2003 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>
> > + * Copyright (c) 2007 Marco Gerards <marco at gnu.org>
> >   *
> as reimar already said, we are affraid of ending up with hundreads of
> copyright lines ...
> if you want your name in the file, i think maybe something like
> /**
>  * this function finds the foobar.
>  * @author (copyright) Marco Gerards <marco at gnu.org>
> above functions you wrote, would be a compromise

IMO if somebody contributes some not very trivial lines, and he explicitly 
wants his copyright to that part recognized, he should not be prevented to do 
so - that sounds fishy to me, in an illegal way. Although this compromise 
suggested is fine, imho putting the notice at the beginning of the file is a 
little better, because the copyright holders can be seen more easily; and it 
shouldn't pose a problem until it is not requested by a thousand people 
(which up to now has not been) - even than, if the names are written in one 
line after each other, separated by a coma, it shouldn't be such a big deal. 
Anyway, this is my opinion, I wonder how it is done by other projects.


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