>As serveral projects, including libquicktime, mplayer and ffmpeg/libavcodec
>start using your svq1 decoder, in original or slighly modified/improved
>from, it brings up the question: who made it, who are the authors.
>The file headers only mention it's GPL, but nothing about the real authors.
>Maybe it doesn't matter at all for you or others, but in MPlayer we always
>keep credits for code/patch authors.
>Afaik, the work was started by Ewald Snel, and maybe Mike Melanson also
>helped. The Siggi commited to cine cvs, according to cvs log.
>Is there a reason of keeping them anonymous (for legal stuff) or it's just
>Xine policy that authors aren't listed, everything is '(C) Xine team' ?
>A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team
>Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu
I think it is generally up to the Authors to decide whether to put their
name on a bit of code or not.
It is also up to the Authors to remember to put their name on a bit of
code if they wish.
There is a separate Authors list, which should have everyone on.