[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] FFmpeg leader
Sat Oct 2 07:47:02 CEST 2010
On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 06:13:55PM -0700, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 04:55:37PM -0700, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> >> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> >> > Hi
>> >> >
>> >> > due to the growing disagreements between root at mphq and me, i and at least one
>> >> > of the roots as well believe a vote about my position should be held.
>> >> > Every developer with svn write account as of 1. october 2010 is allowed to
>> >> > vote. The vote will end at 8. oct 0:01 UTC 2010.
>> >> >
>> >> > Please vote either
>> >> > A. I trust michael and wish him to continue to lead the ffmpeg project
>> >> > B. I distrust michael and wish him to step back
>> >> >
>> >> > Iam not sure if this should be a absolute or relative majority based vote
>> >> > but i will probably step back if either majority against me is reached.
>> >> C. ?I want michael to stay our leader, but to abide by the same rules
>> >> as everyone else. ?That is, Michael should be a prime minister, not a
>> >> dictator.
>> > I always tried to abide by the spirit of the rules.
>> > If people belive otherwise they should point out where i broke which rule
>> > with reference to commit and point of the written policy.
>> > Nothing will be changed by trolling on irc about vague rule breaking nor
>> > by voting for a point C about me following rules when iam unaware of what
>> > rule it is that iam supposed to have broken.
>> > Or to say it differently, I can continue as leader and follow rules to the
>> > best of my ability or i can step back
>> > But i cannot follow something more, that to the best of my knowledge i already
>> > follow.
>> > Thus please tell me exactly which rule ive where broken, and iam sure this
>> > can be reseolved through discussion but i dont see how a vote could resolve
>> > that.
>> You should not commit any patch that you would not want someone else
>> to commit without asking you.
> This may work for x264 but for ffmpeg it is not so easy. ffmpeg contains many
> different parts that are maintained by different people
> And what is ok for the maintainer of a part to do is not neccessarily ok
> for others to do.
And since your maintainership covers all of ffmpeg, that gives you the
right to change whatever you want without asking anyone.
How about no.
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