[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] FFmpeg leader

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Oct 2 13:41:59 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 12:39:11PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Saturday 2010-10-02 11:10:42 +0200, Reimar D?ffinger encoded:
> > On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 11:00:06AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > I believe we agree that maintainers are free to apply patches on the
> > > files they maintain, but in general there should be some exceptions to
> > > this rule. Such exceptions may arise when:
> > > 
> > > * the change affects the policy or the style of the project
> > > * the change is no trivial, so it may benefit from peer-review
> > > * the change affects other code not maintained by the committer *or*
> > >   the public interface
> > 
> > Really, rules don't work here. It will just move the flaming to the
> > interpretation of the rules.
> > Of course we need some common view of how things should work in
> > principle, but in the end the only thing that works is wanting
> > to work together, taking into account criticism even if you think
> > it goes too far without discussing forever who is right (unless
> > you really think it goes far too far), and assuming the best intentions
> > of the other side.
> On the contrary I believe that would be important to settle the policy
> once and for all, as one of the main reasons of this vote request is
> related to policy violation and restrictions.
> I believe most of us want Michael to stay as the project leader, and
> we want Mans to continue to stay with his very much appreciated
> contributions, so the problem is not related to the persons involved.
> While I don't have nothing in particular to object to the FFmpeg
> leader, I understand the point of Mans when he says that the leader
> should abide the same rules that apply to the other developers, and I
> can understand that this can't and shouldn't be literally true but
> there should be some restrictions regarding his committing

I asked several times, and i ask again
which rule / part of the written policy has where been broken?
now after mans you start discussing about policy violation, and i really
think such accusation should be backed up by something

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