[FFmpeg-devel] [ANNOUNCE] New FFmpeg maintainership

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Thu Jan 20 01:16:55 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 03:25:34AM -0800, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, but I just see no way to read the announcement that way.
I guess that may have been the intention, but in that case that
announcement was about the worst written thing I've seen in a long,
long time. Maybe adding more actual information instead of making it
sound like marketing material would have helped (but I admit
that reading it at 4 am did not help my understanding).

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