[FFmpeg-devel] release work

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Sun Feb 1 13:36:57 CET 2009

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 08:30:37PM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 02:30 +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>> OK people, it's time to get some work done, we want to get a release
>>>> out the door very soonish.
>>>> The most important thing is not to get bogged down in discussions.
>>>> Please keep in mind that we need to keep our attention focused and
>>>> not let ourselves get distracted by secondary issues, no matter how
>>>> tempting it may be to rant and rave about them.
>> [...]
>> Agree 100% That said...
>> Frans de Boer wrote:
>>> Ok, lets follow the guidelines above and do some real work to get a
>>> proper release out.
>>> Personal note: Some time ago I forced the FFmpeg community to tell the
>>> public what the last version was of their so called v51 sources. I
>> [...]
>> Can we adminstratively ban this guy before he lobs another rhetorical 
>> grenade into the discourse?
> Noone has ever been baned of ffmpeg-dev, and i dont see how frans here would
> have deserved to be the first ...
> Some may feel annoyed by some mail, well follow diegos suggestion and ignore
> it. Or follow mine, and write a single reply stating your oppinion (if there
> is something to state) and stating that you will not reply any further.
> I will ban real spammers and mail loops, not people who make on topic
> comments that some might feel offended by / that may be trollish / or rude.
> The big danger with baning trolls is that the difference between a troll and
> someone expressing a different viewpoint in a maybe less than ideal way is
> very small. Such baning can lead to a rather narrow minded project that
> censors its critics by technical means ...
> Also people involved in a heated discussion tend to be poor judges of the
> opposition they argue with ...

I totally and fully agree with this.

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