[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] update MAINTAINERS

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev
Mon Feb 21 23:10:27 CET 2011

On 2/21/11, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Reimar D?ffinger
> <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 07:00:46PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
>>> as a maintainer I consider it my responsibility to fix issues in code
>>> maintained by me in a timely manner.
>>> After a lot of thinking I have come to the conclusion that I have
>>> too little influence on this to make such a promise for the ffmpeg.org
>>> repository.
>>> Thus I request that at least for that repository attached patch be
>>> applied
>>> (or equivalent, removing the lines may not be wisest, conditional
>>> on the next part replacing my name with ffmpeg at git.videolan.org might be
>>> an alternative as well).
>>> I leave it up to others to decide whether to apply to also to the
>>> videolan.org
>>> repository, I wouldn't consider it necessary but I leave it to you.
>> Ping
> Shall we instead deprecate MAINTAINERS? As various people have brought
> up in the past, open source / free software isn't about keeping
> control, it's about giving away. Those that are expert in a field are
> known and will always be asked for advice anyway.

We already have quite expressive examples what you do with the advices
from these people.

Removing MAINTAINERS would just end the hypocrisy that you have
regards to these people.
I guess this is good thing, in a way.

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