[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [PATCH] Partial port of ffmpeg to MS Visual C - and a note on the inttypes.h issue

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Jan 25 18:26:10 CET 2007

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 05:53:25PM +0100, Stefan Heinzmann wrote:
> Open source software projects, as we all know, are there to prove a
> point. The production of code that is useful to some is a purely
> coincidental side effect. You should be grateful that there are
> right-minded people who have the truth firmly planted in their heads and
> don't hesitate to disseminate it to you. It is for your best, although
> you might not yet realize it! And, hey, it is free! ;-)

It's a common misconception that open source software in general and
FFmpeg in particular is written with usefulness to third parties in
mind.  It is not.  Hence all third parties that appear complaining about
a lack of usefulness are not offered a warm welcome.

> (Yes, I had my fun, too, when writing this)



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