[FFmpeg-devel] some licensing issues
Tue Jul 10 14:41:43 CEST 2007
On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 12:01:02PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:18:25PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > I've stumbled across a few more licensing issues/nitpicks:
> > >
> > > The following files contain the words "All rights reserved" in the
> > > licensing header:
> > >
> > > libswscale/yuv2rgb.c
> > > libswscale/yuv2rgb_mlib.c
> > > libswscale/yuv2rgb_template.c
> > > libavcodec/alac.c
> > > libavcodec/armv4l/simple_idct_arm.S
> > >
> > > This wording with a subsequent grant of rights through the (L)GPL is
> > > meaningless, but I'm afraid the term is one that easily raises red flags
> > > when people stumble across it. Thus I would like to remove it.
> > The "All rights reserved" tag is required under one of the many
> > international copyright conventions (I forget which one) for copyright
> > in the work to be recognised at all. However, since a few years, all
> > signatories of this particular one have also signed the Berne
> > convention, thus making this requirement moot.
> > As for "All rights reserved" being present in conjunction with the LGPL,
> > I see it as an initial (redundant) initialiser, with specific grants
> > then given by the following text. Hence, I don't perceive this as an
> > inconsistency. Then again, I am not a lawyer...
> That's interesting to hear.
> I'm still of the opinion that our license headers should be complete
> consistent and as identical as possible so as not to create confusion or
> doubt. Thus I'll remove this text from the few headers where we have it
> unless somebody objects.
as i said, you should ask the authors before changing the license
headers, likely they will be fine with the change but if not you will not
iam cc-ing this to walken
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