[FFmpeg-devel] [ANNOUNCE] New FFmpeg maintainership
Wed Jan 19 21:14:22 CET 2011
Sorry about commenting so late on the subject, I was busy in the last
On 01/18/2011 07:53 PM, Attila Kinali wrote:
> 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.
While I agree that waiting for finally reaching a consensus in the ML
would take forever, just notifying other developers after it is done is
simply rude IMHO. BTW, I saw you feel no need to apologize for that in
> Development will be structured similarly to the approach taken by the
> Linux kernel:
> - Write access to the master repository is limited to the
> maintainer team.
> - Contributions shall be sent as patches to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list.
> - All changes shall be reviewed and approved by at least one other
> developer competent in the affected area. This rule applies
> equally to the maintainer team.
> - Developers are encouraged to publish private repositories.
> The maintainer team initially comprises the following people:
> Alex Converse
> Diego Biurrun
> Janne Grunau
> Jason Garrett-Glaser
> Luca Barbato
> Mans Rullgard
> Ronald Bultje
I think that having a small list of people that have commit rights might
help everybody to reduce the bikesheding _if_ in that list there are
only people that are widely considered to be cool-headed and
compromising. I have no idea of how that list of names was chosen, but
it looks like this was not the first criteria.
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