[FFmpeg-devel] Please explain
Frans de Boer
Fri Feb 4 23:33:15 CET 2011
Some people, like myself, have stated their surprise in the take-over or
coup if you will. Others I have spoken, express their fear that because
it is not clear why this has done and the flame ware between the current
maintainers and Michael, there might be a split/fork in the near future.
On the same time we see activity about improvements going on and even
new topics arising.
In short "what is going on"?
1. Can we still build upon ffmpeg with respect to other projects?
e.g. Using a period of 6-12 months between major releases in the
likely event that API's will change.
2. Can we have decent and civil reactions when we - consumers of your
labor - ask some questions? Even if they sound stupid in some ears?
3. If a fork will be created, how will the current maintainers react?
To bring the community to rest, bring out an official statement (also
the web site) what the take-over means for the project and why this was
Personal remark: if this was solely to oust Micheal alone, then it was a
poor action. It has the signature of one of the maintainers. Poor
judgment and lack of any diplomatic skill. I don't care why it was done,
just the way it was done does not deserve an Oscar, rather a raspberry.
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