[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] About committership

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Wed Feb 2 12:33:13 CET 2011

On 02/02/2011 12:10 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> Hi all,
> the recent coup imposed on all the developers a series of changes in
> the policy which have never been discussed, not documented (indeed the
> policy was never updated since the event), and not even explained, as
> the new "committers" and the "undersigned" never felt the need to
> explain the new system, although requested many times in the next two
> following weeks after the coup.

By calling it coup you are making a specific statement.

> And now some considerations.
> Having a limited number of committers is limiting the
> productivity. Patches tend to lay unapplied in the mailing-list, when
> there is no interest from the "committers team" to apply them, while
> other patches for which they care are applied in a timely manner, but
> sometimes missing quality checks from other developers deemed expert
> in the affected area, whose "maintainership" status on the affected
> files is mostly ignored.

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