[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] Equality and leader team

compn tempn
Sat Feb 5 14:41:52 CET 2011

On Sat, 5 Feb 2011 03:37:37 -0800, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> * Disband the leader team of 7 and return commit and decission power to all
>> ?developers.
>> Y Yes
>> N No
>What does this even mean?  Just like all your "votes", this doesn't
>make any sense and does nothing but beg the question.
>"Disband the 7 committers", whatever that means, would mean we would
>have no more committers on ffmpeg at all.  I think this is a bad idea,
>because without committers, there won't be any development.  Perhaps
>you wanted to vote on ADDING MORE committers, instead of REMOVING

i think he means 'remove the monopoly of 7, by allowing all to have
push/commit access again'.

>What does "return commit and decision power to all developers" mean?
>How do developers not have "decision power" now that they had before?

instead of 7 people having commit access over the whole project, this
would mean that everyone with access would be able to commit things.
someone mentioned earlier that the fork-commit-team are equals, this
would just make the entire project as equals. i thought this was one
of the reasons of the fork, to remove a project leader?

probably none of the old team understands that they can ok patches and
fork-team will commit them. but also this is just what i'm guessing the
policy is because i havent seen any policy in writing.

>I'm completely confused as to what this vote is supposed to be on --

this vote looks like a compromise, no leader and everyone is equal.
michael is trying to get the ffmpeg team back together, on equal ground.

>and even more confused about what the actual technical consequences of
>a vote on this would be.

the technical consequences would be the same as what we had in svn.
everyone has commit access. patches need to be reviewed and
compiled and make tested and ok'd by maintainers before being applied.
if something goes wrong we ask it be reverted.

>Additionally, your vote is weasel-worded.  Please stop doing this and
>start being honest.  If I have to give up my commit access to make you
>start being honest, so be it -- I'd be happy to do it.

what? strawman much? no one asked you to give up anything in this
proposal. its not even a vote about the roots...


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