[FFmpeg-devel] Democratic election of the server admins

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Jul 4 01:26:59 CEST 2010

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> 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

If you want me out, just say so.  It won't make a difference.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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