[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them
Wed Jan 26 19:40:18 CET 2011
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:35:47PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:28:14PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:18:48PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:08:16PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > > > > Anyway, we don't want to kick you or anyone else away. We just want to
> > > > > do away with some old habits of development and replace them with - we
> > > > > think - better ones.
> > > >
> > > > I'd still like to know what everyone thinks are those better ones are.
> > > > Because what I have seen happening is:
> > > >
> > > > - You said you'd require ok by two developers, essentially doubling review
> > > > effort for all external patches.
> > >
> > > Where did you get this idea?
> > From this:
> > - All changes shall be reviewed and approved by at least one other
> > developer
> > The alternative is that a rule for external contributions was never
> > mentioned at all...
> OK, so this unclear, let me rephrase it:
> - All changes (by long-time as well as new developers) are to be sent
> as patches to ffmpeg-devel. Once they have been reviewed by at least
> one other developer knowledgeable in the area touched by the patch
> they are pulled into the central repository.
> Does that clarify the original intention?
Yes, at the cost of confusing the meaning of the term "developer" though.
And not considering that I consider quite some parts of FFmpeg to have
0 developers that are really knowledgeable.
So not that much of a win overall.
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