[Cin] Working on adding GPL license attribution for all program files

Igor BEGHETTO igorbeg at visi1.org
Fri Jan 6 10:18:41 CET 2023

Other Open Source programs use to put the name of the developers/authors 
in an AUTHORS file. I think it is more convenient than writing them to 
each individual file, NOW. If a developer will write a new Plugin He 
will write His name inside, I think.
For example, take a look at Scribus 
For the GPL license we have COPYING file 


Il 06/01/2023 01:07, Andrew Randrianasulu via Cin ha scritto:
> чт, 5 янв. 2023 г., 23:19 Phyllis Smith <phylsmith2017 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:phylsmith2017 at gmail.com>>:
>             I don't know anything about License and GPL but I think
>             that in
>             Cinelerra-GG there is the About window where you can write
>             all the
>             Developers/Authors you want, without including them in
>             every Cinelerra's
>             file (.h, .C, .inc,...).
>         for seeing this window you must have successful compile, and
>         if compile was not successful you look into  source files ( I
>         think this might be part of rationale about putting them there
>         ). Each source file usually worked on by some developers, so
>         knowing who works (worked) on specific part is also important
>         (when you have 1000+ files). Putting ALL program authors in
>         EACH file obviously wrong, but making sure relevant names
>         appear in files you get right after unpacking source
>         considered good tone....

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