[FFmpeg-devel] Compromise

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Sat Feb 5 00:08:33 CET 2011


On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Nicolas George
<nicolas.george at normalesup.org> wrote:
> It would be nice if each one of the commiters could take time to answer,
> point by point, to these conditions and tell if he thinks them acceptable,
> and if not, why.

Disclaimer: I only speak for myself.

>>> roots replaced by neutral people

Unacceptable. I think they do a good job. You can't scapegoat the
roots for what happened.

>>> stef,me,carl,reimar,baptiste joining commiters

Reimar & Baptiste: can certainly be discussed, I'm in favour of it
under certain conditions.
Stefano: that has come up before, Stefano's work may benefit from
being in a separate topic branch.
Michael: I see too much hostility to consider that an option, for now.

>>> clarification of leadership of new team

I commit patches. I'm not an expert in every field but try to be
helpful in reviews and depend on experts in particular fields to tell
me what's right. I take responsibility for the patches that I commit,
and I feel responsible for making sure that FFmpeg as a project floats
in a direction that I feel is good for the project.

>>> clarification of file maintainers vs commiters

I almost always consider file maintainers more expert than me. But I
will speak up when I think they're wrong, or stuff is unclear. I
depend on them for their expertise, but I am co-responsible for
patches I commit for developers, and so I want to be comfortable with
committing whatever patch I commit.

>>> some vission doc that lists goals of ffmpeg

I don't think my goals ever changed: make FFmpeg flourish, by being
used by people and projects (Chrome, Youtube, iPhone apps, VLC,


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