[FFmpeg-devel] Democratic election of the server admins

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Jul 4 01:16:42 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 03:58:13PM -0700, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser
> <darkshikari at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> >> Hello thouse who rule, thouse who are all the developers of ffmpeg.
> >>
> >> I belive that ffmpeg as fundamentally democratic project
> >
> > It's rather hard to be a "fundamentally democratic project" with you
> > as the BDFL.
> >
> > Not that there's anything wrong with that. ?Democracy is overrated.
> >
> > Dark Shikari
> >
> To elaborate: mixing politics and coding is a terrible, terrible,
> terrible idea.  Creating "elections" in a project that is primarily
> about coding is going to do nothing but create unnecessary divisions,
> hassle, and animosity.  If you want to pick admins, find a better way
> to do it.

iam not sure, if i agree with you, after all ffmpeg is not me but all
the people on this list who contribute. I simply dont feel that i have
the authority to replace one of the server admins. Also i do not want
to do such a decission without the other developers agreeing.
Basically i dont want to be a evil dictator ...
And i dont want to point at anyone and say nasty things any more than i
have to. And arguing "why" would require such finger pointing.
And ive said enough nasty things in the cvslog discussions already


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