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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sat Feb 5 17:11:48 CET 2011

On Sat, Feb 05, 2011 at 06:02:35PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> How about this, you setup a system with patchwork[1], to keep track of
> the patches, and the ack's. Then the system would commit the patch
> with clearly defined rules, such as, it has been ack'ed by a
> maintainer, _and_ one day has passed without nak's.

There is the problem that huge parts do not have any maintainer (except
Michael as a fallback, but that was removed together with the "leader"
title), or the maintainers do not respond for months (!).
Otherwise that would be a fine idea (ok, silly to say "a fine idea except
that it doesn't work", but maybe you still get what I want to say).

> You would need a
> maintainers list, like in linux[2], which would be useful regardless.

Uh, are you seriously not aware we have one? Or do you mean to say there's
something wrong with the one we have? Or what??

> I find this fight over committership ridiculous, the committers don't
> matter, the maintainers do.

My conclusion based on the discussion is that it is the other way around.
Though the precise meaning of maintainer was never defined.

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