[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Refactored deinterlacer module

Juha Jeronen juha.jeronen at jyu.fi
Mon May 2 08:14:11 CEST 2011


On 05/01/2011 03:39 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> One more thing - about the author tags in the files. Currently, the only
>> authors listed are the original author Sam Hocevar (in files where I
>> only did rearranging) and myself (in files which I've written).
> The author field is not really required. We have git-blame and git-log for GPL 
> conformance data.
> Whenever I make a large contribution to a file, I prefer to add my own 
> copyright statement.

Good to know, thanks.

I was thinking mainly of fairness. Currently, having two authors listed
visibly in the source itself and others hidden in the logs treates the
different authors differently.

It's also an issue of convenience (especially for potential code reuse
in other GPL projects), as looking at the logs requires extra effort
when compared to reading the source.

For these reasons, I think it would be nice if all major contributors of
the module (as slippery as defining "major" might be) were listed as
authors. Another consistent way would be to remove the author tags
altogether, of course :)

But I'm fine with whichever way is deemed reasonable.


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