[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Rob robert.swain
Thu Jan 27 09:52:49 CET 2011

On 27 January 2011 09:48, Rob <robert.swain at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 January 2011 05:27, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 04:42:47PM -0800, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:

>>> > The official repository is the videolan repository, the other repository will
>>> > be removed from that page.
>>> > This is a decission of me as leader of the project.
>>> >Iam also asking diego and mans to resign as roots with this mail.
>>> You are insisting that everyone else resign, yet you yourself still
>>> refuse to resign as "leader". ?This is ridiculous. ?You are even worse
>>> than Mans and Diego: you want everyone else to give a mile when you
>>> won't give a single inch.
>> The problem is if a group of people forks they must choose a new name and
>> new domain. people cannot "fork" and then pretend they are the new leadership
>> of an existing project and the existing leader is no more.
> As I now disagree with the way the announcement was done, I will agree
> that if there had not been an overwhelming majority amongst active
> developers that the group should have forked and not taken over.

To clarify, if there had been a majority amongst active developers (as
there certainly was from common knowledge and looking at the commit
counts), there should have been some public change of the leadership
situation and not a takeover. I do not condone what was done.


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