[FFmpeg-devel] [ANNOUNCE] New FFmpeg maintainership

Jason Garrett-Glaser jason
Wed Jan 19 12:25:34 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 3:19 AM, Thilo Borgmann
<thilo.borgmann at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am 19.01.11 01:58, schrieb Diego Biurrun:
>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:39:24PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>>> On date Tuesday 2011-01-18 19:53:41 +0100, Attila Kinali encoded:
>>>> We, the undersigned, announce that as of today FFmpeg maintainership
>>>> has been assumed by a new team. ?Our aim is to facilitate the
>>>> development of exciting new features in a timely manner while keeping
>>>> high quality standards and above all to provide a fair, productive
>>>> environment for developers and contributors.
>>> I can understand some of the reasons for this change, and I can even
>>> agree with them. But it should have been better to announce and
>>> discuss publically on this list.
>>> This hasn't happened, and this sounds higly unrespectful for all the
>>> FFmpeg developers not involved in the change.
>> There is a time for words and there is a time for action.
> I'm maintainer of some small part of FFmpeg. You, who have "assumed"
> maintainership have done nothing else than assuming that I do support your
> actions and in the same move have taken my maintainership from me?

I don't quite understand this sentiment.  As far as I can tell,
maintainerships haven't changed.  MAINTAINERS is exactly the same as
before.  I wouldn't have supported this if it meant stripping people
of their maintainerships.

The only thing that has changed is the *committers*, and *committer*
is not a reward, it's a burden: it means you have to be a patchmonkey
for all the people who get to do actual coding work.


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