[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Refactored deinterlacer module

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Mon May 2 08:51:18 CEST 2011


On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 09:14:11AM +0300, Juha Jeronen wrote :
> 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.

> 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 :)

Do as you prefer.

Author field is useful to know whom to address questions on the module.
But author field is of almost no legal value, compared to true authoring
'git log', 'git blame'.

Copyright field is a bit different, but also very weird for a "copyleft"
project; not to mention that the French law doesn't really understand
copyright like Anglo-Saxon countries.

However, those fields are useful, especially when "corporate people",
who understand nothing about GPL, read the code and want to "steal it".

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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