[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Jan 27 17:54:57 CET 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 09:48:56AM +0100, Rob wrote:
> >> >They belived they voted on a ultra secret compromise to bring mans back into
> >> the project
> I lent my support to the goals, not to a compromise of you out and
> Mans in. Do not put words in my mouth.

you possibly wherent part of the discussions, dont blame me about that please
i had assumed everyone was shown the full discussions before their agreement
was asked.

> >> > 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.

I think a fork would move us toward a solution.
I think me and mans finding an agreement and staying together in one single
repo would also be a move toward a solution but people really must want this
otherwise we will start fighting again.

> > And people signing that announcement didnt even know that it would not be a
> > proper fork (i talked to several of them thats why i know)
> Everyone who lent their support to the announcement read it first. We
> were all careful about this. If we regret it then it's due to
> hindsight, lack of (time and energy for) foresight or that the
> announcement was not read when asked "do you agree with this
> document?".

have you been on the evil_overlord channel or where you asked by phone/mail?
the actual discussion has been on that channel AFIAK, and your mail makes me
belive you where not part of the discussions that led to this text,
and instead was just shown the public text with a yes/no question.
But i may be wrong, so please correct me

also the no votes where not counted and i know there where some.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the
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